Reduced Power Consumption is a Win for Sustainability and Finance

June 22, 2023

Sustainability has been a hot topic in the AV world over the past few years. Many manufacturers have expanded and touted their sustainability efforts, and customers are pushing for sustainable options. The sustainability of companies involves everything from their policies and practices at their headquarters and offices to the products they sell and end up […]

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‘Sustainability & AV’: Recapping an Impactful Webcast

April 26, 2023

Commercial Integrator and rAVe [PUBS] collaborated with AV industry leaders to raise $15,000 to support sustainability initiatives and trumpet our collective responsibility to be Earth-friendly. By Dan Ferrisi Commercial Integrator Sustainability in AV issues took center stage when Commercial Integrator and rAVe [PUBS] collaborated on a LAVNCH & LEARN. The webinar, titled “Sustainability & AV,” […]

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Visionary Solutions on Sustainability in 2023

April 18, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Scott Freshman, COO of Visionary Solutions, to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe [PUBS]: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. SCOTT FRESHMAN: Visionary Solutions has been passionate about sustainability in […]

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Legrand I AV on Sustainability in 2023

April 17, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Tim Troast, VP of technology and product strategy, at Legrand I AV to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe [PUBS]: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. TIM TROAST: As the […]

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Sony on Sustainability in 2023

April 14, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Rich Ventura, vice president PDSA, at Sony Electronics. to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. RICH VENTURA: This is a core [value] to Sony. […]

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PPDS on Sustainability in 2023

April 12, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Martijn van der Woude, vice president of global marketing and business development at PPDS, to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. MARTIN VAN […]

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NETGEAR on Sustainability in 2023

April 4, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Richard Jonker of NETGEAR to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. RICHARD JONKER: NETGEAR is committed to providing our customers with high-quality products […]

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rAVe April 2023 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED

April 3, 2023

The April Monthly Temperature Check Survey is now closed — keep your eyes peeled for May’s Temperature Check survey!  Earth Day is held each year on April 22. As sustainability becomes increasingly important to people and businesses alike, we’re celebrating sustainability. On that note, sustainability is the focus of our April rAVe Temperature Check! In […]

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ISE 2023 From Across the Pond: A Detailed, In-Depth Look at Trends From the Show

February 24, 2023

Welcome back to another installment of my reviews of a trade show I didn’t attend, in which I stay home in North Carolina and spend many, many hours watching (and titling and categorizing) every single product video that the rAVe videos shooters collected while roaming the floor of Integrated Systems Europe in Barcelona. This year’s […]

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Green AV: What Is It and Where Is It Going?

July 20, 2021

Written By: Kate Couch Sustainability was at the top of the global agenda before the pandemic in 2020. But this thought was put to the wayside as disposable wipes, masks and gloves now litter our sidewalks. With governments having bigger fish to fry, will the fight for sustainability come back? Though maybe not just yet, […]

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Barco Goes Greener, Reaches 2020 Sustainability Target

September 17, 2020

Barco just told rAVe that the company has actually reached its 2020 sustainability target on reducing the carbon footprint of its operations in the fiscal year 2019 — one year in advance. In 2016, Barco first set several five-year sustainability goals to be established by 2020 (compared to 2015). The primary targets were reducing the […]

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Casio America Announces LampFree Projectors Have Obtained Sustainability Seal

February 6, 2020

Casio America announced its LampFree projectors are the first in the world to have obtained the new sustainability seal in their product line. The TCO Certified, generation 8 seal certifies IT products with sustainability, accountability and transparency throughout their entire life cycle. From the production of raw materials to the production conditions and the long […]

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The Millennial Reward

February 23, 2018

As millennials continue to increase in ranks in the workforce, so does the desire to have products that are good for the environment. This includes businesses they patron and their workplaces, as well as their homes. Corporations are increasing looking to this demographic, who are tech savvy and socially conscious, to lead their company’s technology […]

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Ice Crystal Ball for 2018: Predictions in ICT and Sustainability

January 16, 2018

As we enter 2018 in the grips of a bomb-cyclone dumping frigid temperatures, snow, ice and floods up and down the eastern seaboard, it can be difficult to consider global warming particularly since global warming has nothing to do with weather and everything to do with climate change. Here is a good explanation of the […]

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USITT and the Greening of a Conference

November 14, 2017

Recently the registration for the upcoming United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) Conference opened with a great renewed focus on providing a sustainable conference. When attendees arrive in March (14th-17th) to the show floor in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., there are several key strategies that they may notice and many more behind the scenes initiatives […]

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Thumbs on a Scale

October 16, 2017

As this current administration in the United States continues to scrap policies from the previous administration based solely on scoring political points for a diminishing base rather than on sound social, science and economic sense, we see a further decline in the United States standing on the global stage related to environmental, social and even […]

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Pass It On

December 13, 2016

Very recently, my father passed away. I was fortunate to be able to spend time with him in the weeks prior to his death in a way that I had not done before. I think subconsciously he knew he was coming to the end after a long battle with congestive heart problems combined with 85 […]

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When Machines Become as Smart as Us (or Smarter)

November 17, 2016

The often tumultuous presidential campaign has finally come to an end (Yay!!!). Now that we have all had the luxury of time to reflect on the outcome, expressing either our joy or sadness, we look to the future and wonder what the next administration will bring to the table regarding sustainability. With this in mind […]

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User-Centric-Design, Technology and Sustainability

September 22, 2016

With the Internet of Things (IoT) encroaching further and further into the lives of the masses on a daily basis, one key element is becoming more important than ever — encounterability and controllability. This involves not only the macro scale of energy sources to power skyscrapers and corporate campuses, food and water resource management and […]

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Remember Corporate Sustainability at InfoComm 2016

May 26, 2016

Another InfoComm Show will soon be upon us with just under a thousand vendors and exhibitors vying for attention from tens of thousands of attendees in the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas. If you are attending this year’s conference, I have a challenge for you. Ask every exhibit you stop by what their corporate […]

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Is Asia the World’s Green Beacon?

October 27, 2015

Is Asia the hot spot for green office buildings in the world? Right now they are certainly poised to be. Take Singapore and its Green Mark certified green building path, for example. The government has set the benchmark of having 80 percent of all buildings be certified green by 2030. This push by the Building […]

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On a Green Stage

April 30, 2015

In our world, staging an event isn’t necessarily about putting someone on a stage for a performance, but the truth is that a large segment of our industry actually is doing exactly that. Although sometimes overlooked in the audiovisual industry, many AV professionals and much of the innovation for technology comes from the production and […]

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Sensing Big Data — Good or Bad for Design

March 26, 2015

As we keep on moving into the ever connected world of the Internet of Everything we are generating mountains of data — Big Data as it is known. The main way we collect this data is through the intensive use of sensors which can read a multitude of parameters within a variety of situations. These […]

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Top Ten Reasons for Engaging Companies in Sustainability Solutions

December 4, 2014

By now most companies see the real need to incorporate sustainability into their company’s core mission and ingrain it in corporate values. Unfortunately they don’t quite understand the why and the how, but that landscape is rapidly changing and the partnerships being developed to move this forward are solidifying fast. If you are in the […]

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

November 25, 2014

Well, the election is over and the Republicans have taken control of the Senate and grew their majority in the House. Depending on your political leanings, this is either really great or really bad. It will be an interesting two years until the next Presidential election cycle. President Obama certain maintains a veto pen and […]

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How Important is “Being Green” In the Classroom Technology Decision Making Process?

October 31, 2014

The honest answer is “not exceptionally important.” The reason, however, may surprise you. Many schools have sustainability initiatives in place that cover a wide variety of campus life processes from printing and food services to facilities and grounds keeping. While technology is an obvious environmental concern, that concern is usually a result of the amount […]

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Audiovisual Technology for the Masses: Economic Sustainability

October 1, 2014

Several years ago, I had the great pleasure of hearing Paul Polak speak at the Sustainable Brands conference. If you aren’t familiar with Paul’s work, he is the author of Out of Poverty, and co-founder of, the non-profit product development company that designs and delivers products to the billions of people living on less […]

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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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Staging Sustainability

January 20, 2014

It is often talked about within certain circles that the triple bottom line is rapidly gaining momentum. People, Planet and Profit have become part of the business lexicon for a number of years now and can readily be seen in corporate sustainability reporting and in product literature and advertising. There is another movement afoot that […]

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The Lighter Shade of Green (And I Don’t Mean Chartreuse)

November 26, 2013

As we approach the holidays and our year begins to wind down, I thought I’d have a little fun. I hope you enjoy my columns about world-changing websites such as and green information on topics as varied as noise pollution, but I want to switch gears a little this month. I think we all […]

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Design Thinking And How It Can Help Build A Better, More Sustainable Business Practice and Supply Chain In The Technology Industry

July 25, 2013

Design Thinking – It is not really a term that is familiar to many people but has significant impact on our daily lives and, more importantly, how we can develop better products and solutions in a more efficient and sustainable manner.  Unlike the scientific method, which defines the question, then works towards a solution after […]

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InfoComm: Re-engaging in Sustainability Through Disruption

July 11, 2013

Now that InfoComm 2013 is over and done with, and I’ve had a chance to think about what I saw, my main takeaway was how exhibitors and attendees have, for the most part (certainly not everybody), pushed the sustainability conversation to the rear. Has our industry reached a point of sustainability fatigue? Or has it […]

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