Structure Sustainable AV: How Guidelines, Standards and Programs Empower AV ProsWhole Building Responsibility; Industry Opportunity through Integrated Building TechnologyProgrammers, share your Green AV SolutionsTalking about Green AV and US Manufacturing

Structure Sustainable AV: How Guidelines, Standards and Programs Empower AV Pros

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Whole Building Responsibility; Industry Opportunity through Integrated Building Technology

Energy monitoring and remote systems control continue to be driving forces in Green AV. Monitoring and control present new opportunities for the AV industry to grow and to push environmental responsibility in ways that help AV maintain its position as a vital and necessary industry in the face of changing technology and the convergence of AV and IT.…

Programmers, share your Green AV Solutions

PGAV is adding Programmers to our Green AV Reference Guide. Tell us how you provide Green AV solutions through programming.…

Talking about Green AV and US Manufacturing

We’ve been discussing US manufacturing from the Green AV perspective over on our Project Green AV LinkedIn Group and would like to hear more from you.…

Project Spotlight
  • Spotlight on AMX: Culture of Sustainability

    AMX is committed to a culture of sustainability, a culture that extends to product design, use and lifecycle management but also on-site facilities management and employee behavior.  The company is integrating sustainability into more building systems and has, as Michael Carter, Director of Integrated Building Solutions at AMX says, “adopted the mantle of sustainability.”

    “We are strong believers in sustainability and that helps drive initiatives,” shares Michael.  With AMX’s focus on smart, integrated building technologies, the aim is not only to make the AV more sustainable but to make whole facilities more efficient and sustainable now and over time.

    Michael understands sustainability in a broad context that encapsulates AMX’s culture of sustainability: “a sustainable business is not just whether you make products or operate in a sustainable model… sustainability is about long-term, being able to continue doing what you want to do.”  To describe AMX’s long-range view of sustainability, Michael looks to the United Nations’ founding documents on sustainability, explaining, “the UN commission on sustainability… is doing no harm to future generations… and that includes everything you do.”  For AMX, this accurately represents the company’s methodology. …

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Webinar
  • Project Green AV and TCO Development Present Structure Sustainable AV: How Guidelines, Standards and Programs Empower AV Pros

    Green AV University Webinar Series Continues August 21

    PGAV TCO Green AV University WebinarsProject Green AV and TCO Development again join forces to present the second webinar in the Green AV University Series for audiovisual professionals.  The one hour complimentary webinar, Structure Sustainable AV: How Guidelines, Standards and Programs Empower AV Pros, will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.  The webinar educates audiovisual professionals in all sectors of the industry on how to understand and apply guidelines, standards and programs and empowers Green AV professionals to create smarter, more successful Green AV innovations.

    Webinar content covers products, installations, performance and end of life management, as well as sustainable guidelines, standards and programs that together build the structure for successful, sustainable AV.…

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Editorials
  • Green AV Programming: A Total Environmental Approach

    In the Green AV context, control systems programming emerges as the fusion of many of the approaches that guide environmental responsibility across the audiovisual industry.  Like lifecycle awareness, total environmental profile and integrated building technology, programming takes a holistic view of AV and applies solutions for energy efficiency, cost savings, and lifecycle and performance considerations to create a high performance, low environmental impact system experience.

    In one of our earliest Project Green AV Voices pieces (“Green AV through Control Systems Programming”), Steve Greenblatt, President of Control Concepts, shared his thoughts on programming as a fundamental Green AV activity and a clear-cut way to improve the environmental impact of systems of all types. …

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Products
  • 4 Considerations Before Sourcing Green AV

    PGAV and RelampIt’s Gina Sansivero outlines some items to consider while sourcing AV equipment to make your purchasing more responsibly minded.  This article was run in AV Technology Magazine November 2013.

    I have been asked many times where one can locate greener AV products or with whom they can consult for greener designs and installs. Unfortunately, since AV equipment most often consumes large amounts of energy, are built using a variety of toxic materials and are often assembled overseas, many products necessary to an installation are not considered green. Clearly, it’s a more complicated answer than it seems. However, there are a number of points to keep in mind that can help make your AV requirements more responsible.…

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