Fred Bargetzi: The Most Consequential Person of the Modern AV Era

December 18, 2019

By Scott Walker Principal, Waveguide LLC There it is. I’m putting it out there. I’ve thought about this a lot and from my vantage point, having spent the past 30 years of my life as an AV design consultant, I believe there’s no other single individual who has had a greater impact on the lives […]

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Waveguide Enters Philly

May 9, 2016

Waveguide Consulting announces the opening of a new office in Philadelphia and the addition of Brian Huff, CTS-D, LEED AP, as senior consultant and director of the Philadelphia office. “Having worked side by side with Brian for many years on major AV industry initiatives including sustainability and standards, I know he’s going to be a […]

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STEP Takes a Nap

July 31, 2015

Since 2006, InfoComm has been actively involved in sustainability and technology under the leadership of my predecessor for this column, Scott Walker of Waveguide Consulting. Scott headed up the Sustainability Task force for InfoComm and then mustered up a motley crew of twelve consultants, manufacturers, integrators, and end users to create the Sustainable Technology Environments […]

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Should You Become InfoComm APEx? Heck Yes!

June 11, 2015

InfoComm has made important changes to the Audiovisual Providers of Excellence (APEx) Program. In this recorded webinar, you will learn how your AV design or integration firm can benefit from the program and hear from former InfoComm President Scott Walker, CTS-D, LEED AP, CEO of Waveguide Consulting. Waveguide is one the latest companies to earn […]

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Waveguide Is First Design Firm to Earn InfoComm APEx

May 27, 2015

Waveguide has qualified as an InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence, or APEx, making it the first independent consultant in the world to earn the distinction. The InfoComm APEx program recognizes AV design consulting firms and integrators dedicated to industry excellence by providing quality service to customers and adhering to best practices and standards. “With […]

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STEP-ing Out

April 30, 2014

Well, we have officially finished our first one. Complete. Done. It’s outta’ here! After many years of involvement we got through a STEP pilot project. For those of you who don’t know, have short term memory, or just plain haven’t been paying attention, STEP stands for the Sustainable Technology Environments Program. If you are familiar […]

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Waveguide Consulting Opens Second California Office

June 10, 2013

Congratulations to Scott Walker and Waveguide on the opening of the company’s San Francisco office and the addition of industry-veteran Scott Fike – who was the managing director at CMS AudioVisual Consultants until last week! The San Francisco office is the fourth new office Waveguide has opened since the economic downturn of 2008, and this […]

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Always Be Closing

December 21, 2012

  By Scott Walker   Earlier this month a very important person in our industry asked me a very straightforward question: Have we (the AV/IT industry) proven that there is a market for sustainable technology? In other words, do we believe there is a sizable group of buyers out there willing to pay a little […]

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GreenAV – Episode 3: ProAV Goes to Capitol Hill

December 20, 2012

In May 2012, Scott Walker and Gary Hill were invited to make a presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives’ High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition. From Gary’s passionate presentation about sustainability efforts at Cisco (and the AV industry as a whole), to Scott’s wide-eyed excitement at being able to represent STEP, listen to this podcast for […]

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Dear President Obama

November 15, 2012

By Scott Walker Dear President Obama, Congratulations on your reelection. In this modern era, presidential elections are brutal slugfests where billions of dollars are spent, hundreds of thousands of miles are flown, and grey hairs multiply like rabbits just to end up right where we started. Now that all that silliness is behind us, you […]

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Back to School

October 22, 2012

By Scott Walker Over the past six years I have been striving to find the right balance point between our industry’s response to the global climate change mess we are inheriting/propagating and the present-day needs of our industry to stay viable and add value to our customers amidst a technological sea change that is breathtaking, in […]

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Inside The EcoChamber: Interview with Bruce Toman of Perkins+Will

September 26, 2012

September’s Inside the EcoChamber interview is with Bruce Toman, AIA, a principal with Perkins+Will and member of InfoComm’s Smart Building Imperative Task Force. Scott Walker: As we in the AV industry play catch-up to the overall A/E/C industry with regard to sustainability, there are lessons we can learn about what it felt like for architects […]

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Inside The EcoChamber: Interview with Jim Sinopoli of Smart Buildings, LLC

August 28, 2012

We continue our Inside the EcoChamber series with Jim Sinopoli, founder of Smart Buildings, LLC.  Smart Buildings provides owners, developers and architects with ways to manage, operate and meet their environmental and financial objectives through building systems. Scott Walker: One of the challenges in the GreenAV movement is people making the first step and moving […]

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Inside The EcoChamber: Interview with Howard Nunes of PepperDash

July 30, 2012

Are you getting a little bit worn out by me? Need a break? Me too. With this month’s article I’m starting a new series called Inside the EcoChamber, wherein I will interview those brave folks out there in AV-Land who are transforming their companies to seize the opportunities offered by the smart sustainable building market. […]

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STEP Up on the Hill

May 24, 2012

Washington, May 17, 2012…This morning, less than a year after its official announcement at InfoComm 2011, STEP made its debut on Capitol Hill in a presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives’ High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (  The caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) and Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), was formed in 2008 and […]

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What Will Happen vs. What Should Happen

April 24, 2012

I’ve always thought of Earth Day as a somewhat trippy, idealistic date on the calendar. So as I sit on my front porch on this brilliantly sunny Earth Day 2012, I will be a little idealistic and trippy myself about an inescapable event in our not-too-distant future: the upcoming presidential debates between Barack Obama and […]

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Straight to Video

January 24, 2012

I travel a lot, somewhere between 75,000 and 100,000 miles a year. I also get a lot of emails, somewhere between 75 and 100 a day. These are the two great time sucks of my life, and, I imagine, of life in general for many of you as well. Both are necessary, both are a […]

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