Green Building Perspectives: Consumer Electronics Association

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For this week’s Green Building Perspectives, we spoke with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $173 billion U.S. consumer technology industry through legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.

New Green Plug Agreement with Imagination Technologies Signals Easier Path for Consumer Electronics Vendor Adoption

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The initial step in transforming from dumb power adapters into smart power solutions is to enable electronic products to communicate over the power connector. While thousands of consumers voiced their preference for more convenient, reusable power adapters on www.iwantmygreenplug.com, the perception that doing so would entail added cost in what was a difficult year for CE product vendors proved an impediment to rapid adoption.

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Reduce, reuse, eCycle!

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Where will your old electronics end up this holiday season? With the Holiday season coming, many of us will be buying and receiving new electronics for the best part of the holidays – giving and getting presents of course! A new electronic “toy” is a must-have for many people at Christmas time. As a consumer your first reaction is to throw the old ones out, which really means dumping them in the trash or on the sidewalk in front of your house the day after Christmas.

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Green Tech: A Solar-Powered Home Theater

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People wonder, how can you be “green&# and have all electronics plugged in at the same time? In thinking about installing electronics for the Green Life Smart Life house one of the pieces we are working towards is overall management of electric loads. We’re not installing a theater, but we do intend to have electronics and our home will be the greenest in Rhode Island. Green and technology don’t seem to be complimentary concepts.

California May Regulate TV Energy Consumption

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Behold, the Water Powered Clock

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Electronics. One of the most important things about consumer electronics is that they often run off of batteries that are absolutely abysmal for the environment. It basically pulls electrons from the chemical bond of whatever liquid is used in the clock. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Events. Health. Personal. Clothing & Accessories. Community. Current Acitivites. Forums. Groups. Members. Get Our Books. AboutMyPlanet. HybridMile. GrowNews.

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The Samsung Reclaim

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Electronics. It’s a newer type of phone that is looking to put a hurt on the immensely wasteful consumer electronics industry, and hopefully make people think a little bit about the problem of “throwaway” technology while they’re at it. After all, it’s getting a little crazy out there in the electronics world. Its casing is “reclaimed” from old recycled plastic, and the components are partially recycled from older phones and electronics.

Our Lust for Novelty vs Our Need to keep a Planet

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Consumer electronics of all kinds tops the list; next come holidays, financial services, furniture and cars. The story this tells about our consumer To see the deep roots of hyper-consumerism in our lives, take the average broadsheet paper (let's say, one dearest to both our hearts) and read the whole of each page – editorial and ads. In elegantly typeset prose, we enjoy its cosmopolitan and concerned world-view: all points are weighed and considered.

Samsung Wi-Fi Fridge Launched at CES

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Samsung Home Appliances launched several new major appliances at day one of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. James Politeski, senior vice president of home appliance sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics America, said the app-enabled fridge lets users access the weather and recipes while getting kids ready for school or preparing dinner.

Eco-Friendly?-Depends on Who Says So

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In the race to be green and technologically relevant, both consumer electronic brands and consumers are going out of the way to sell or buy energy-conserving products. Last fall, AT&T unveiled a line of $30 texting phones that are built with “70% recycled post-consumer plastics and packaged in 80% recycled post-consumer paper,” according to USA Today reporter, Edward C.

Retro is the New Recyclable

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Send us your unwanted electronics It’s amazing how electronics have changed over the years, from 8-track players to iPads and rotary dials to cell phones (don’t fret younger readers – we’ve provided some Wikipedia links so you can learn what those devices are). In fact, it seems as soon as you buy any form of electronic, it becomes obsolete by the time you break the seal on the package.

GREEN PLUG AND IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER TO ENABLE ‘GREEN PLUG ’ POWER MANAGEMENT

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November 2009 ) – Green Plug (www.greenplug.us), the first developer of digital technology enabling collaboration between electronic devices and their power sources, today announced a joint development agreement with Imagination Technologies, a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) Intellectual Property (IP). Consumers will have a choice between a device-specific power adapter and a dynamic, green power solution.

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Green Life Smart Life Founder On Panel At Greener Gadgets Conference

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By being aware of the impact of the choices you make, whether it is the amount of energy a device consumes or where it ends up at end of life, we can all minimize our environmental footprint,” stated Lancaster. Lancaster is also the founder of Caster Communications , a full service public relations firm specializing in consumer electronics, clean technology and sustainable design.

EPA Recognizes Panasonic Home & Environment Company With ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award

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Panasonic is a leader in developing and marketing the most comprehensive lineup of energy-efficient consumer electronics, information technology products, home appliances, and HVAC products, and continues to set the pace for consumer electronics manufacturers. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations.

Green Building Perspectives: NuVo Technologies

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As a company, NuVo has been at the forefront of the green movement in the consumer electronics space. . In particular, the project appealed to us because it was focused on showing and proving that green-conscious lifestyles and consumer electronics usage weren’t mutually exclusive concepts. NuVo has long been a proponent of the greening of electronics. It all adds up to a better value for the consumer, for the manufacturer, and for the planet. .

Electronic skin helps sensors heal themselves

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Future applications could include the creation of self-healing ‘electronic skin’ and prosthetic limbs that allow wearers to ‘feel’ changes in their environments. Flexible sensors have been developed for use in consumer electronics, robotics, health care, and space flight. Future possible applications could include the creation of ‘electronic skin’ and prosthetic limbs that allow wearers to ‘feel’ changes in their environments.

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Radio Shack Earns New Sales With Green Trade-in Program

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Radio Shack is the latest player in the consumer electronics space to cash in on the opportunity to open a sales dialog with consumers by suggesting that they trade in their “old technology&# for newer, more trick and more energy efficient AV, consumer electronic and mobile electronics. This article comes from the HomeTheaterReview.com site. The publication has brought much attention attention to avid technology fans about ways to go green.

TO MARK EARTH DAY, GREEN PLUG ENDORSES E-STEWARD PROGRAM AS EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO E-WASTE CRISIS

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Urges Consumers to Dispose of Obsolete Power Supplies Through Participating e-Steward Centers SAN RAMON, Calif. With Earth Day just a few days away, Green Plug ( www.greenplug.us ), provider of the world’s first open systems universal power interface, today endorsed the emerging e-Stewards Certification program and called on consumers to dispose of eWaste responsibly by using recyclers who have qualified for the e-Stewards program, at [link].

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It is madness that waste is not a bigger international priority

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By 2020, e-waste from consumer electronics will jump 500% in some countries. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The talk is about CO2 and no one talks about “other” pollution and about waste. especially about waste. Our oceans are full of plastic waste and landfills leach chemicals all over the place and still everyone in power and in the NGOs has nothing else to think about than CO2.

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“Buddy List” in the Car – Transmitting to Friends on the Road

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Infotainment systems combine consumer electronics with electronic information systems and make both easier to use. In addition to making driving easier for motorists, the infotainment systems of the future will also boost traffic safety. Not far from Paris, in the city of Rambouillet, Siemens has introduced the latest trends in this field.

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Marzan’s Luminescent Future Cityscapes With Solar OLEDs

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They are beginning to be used in advanced consumer electronics to make more energy-efficient and brighter displays using almost no energy, as they are brighter even than LEDs – with their piercingly brilliant light. Israeli inventor Meidad Marzan has a vision of solar-powered futuristic city lights.

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Belmont Technology Remarketing Alleviates E-Waste Crisis

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Belmont Technology Remarketing Alleviates E-Waste Crisis Perpetuated by Shorter Lifespan of Electronics Pike Research studies show rising proportions of end-of-life electronics are causing huge problems in terms of disposal. Buying refurbished electronics from Belmont Technology Remarketing is a cost-effective and healthy way to combat the issue. The amount of electronics being disposed of unethically is growing at increasing rates.

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Samsung’s Solar Powered Phone Debuts

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Perhaps it will solve the bother of depleted batteries but on a more universal level, Samsung Electronics Co. Samsung is the world’s leading consumer electronics brand and one of the 20 top global brands so what it does commands attention. Ltd’s new phone launch promises more. It is a phone with the trappings of the usual touch phone but one crucial feature – it is solar powered.

The Simplest Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Anything electronic in your home still draws a trickle charge of energy if you leave it plugged in. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates that the average home contains 24 electronic products. Small actions like unplugging electronics or taking them off the charger can yield big results when it comes to your carbon footprint. There are so many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint after you’ve done an assessment of your contribution.

Become a Vampire Slayer

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The Act proposed that labels are added to consumer products to inform the user how much power they use when the product is on, off and in standby or sleep modes. If nothing else, this system seems to be a gentler reminder to the consumer so they know how much they could be saving themselves in electric bills alone. Recently, the media has paid a lot of attention to the fact that simply by having appliances plugged in, energy is wasted.

Smart Grid tops the CEA’s 2010 trends list

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Annually the Consumer Electronics Association makes a list of the top technology trends to watch. The list, which has proven both accurate and insightful in year’s past, aims to guide CE manufacturers and the electronic system contractors that install their products, towards education, interest and overall awareness of technologies that may be impacting their business in the coming year. .

Electronics retailers need green to get back in black

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The Consumer Electronics Association is advising struggling consumer electronics retailers (Remember Circuit City? That’s easier said than done, of course, but articles in the electronics retail trades like this one definitely help further the conversation. Some interesting points in this article: The vast majority of consumers have no concept of a connection between green and electronics (and when you think about it, on the surface, why should they?

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Why Custom Installers Should Embrace Green

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For years, custom electronics installers as a group cared about little more than creating mind-blowing home entertainment and automation experiences for their clients, and why shouldn’t they have? They were already dealing with what many of them would characterize as an unwelcome convergence of their beloved A/V with IT/IP/PC/networking technology, so they were otherwise preoccupied with the changing world of consumer electronics.

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2010 SINS OF GREENWASHING STUDY FINDS MISLEADING GREEN CLAIMS ON 95 PER CENT OF HOME AND FAMILY PRODUCTS

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Big box stores emerge as “gentle green giants” while 100 per cent of toys surveyed get a failing grade More than 95 per cent of consumer products claiming to be green are committing at least one of the “sins” of greenwashing, according to The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition , conducted by TerraChoice. The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition is the third study conducted by TerraChoice to survey of green claims made by marketers and manufacturers on consumer products.

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Greener Gadgets Conference Tackles the Feasibility of Green Tech

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The full day symposium has multiple purposes including understanding the environmental, business and social implications of “greening&# consumer electronics products tackling all elements from design to disposal. Griffith was surprised when in the tracking exercise found he was a “planet fucker&# when it was determined he consumed roughly 30% more energy than the average American - this despite his aware lifestyle and sustainable practices.

De-oink Your Energy-Hogging Electronics!

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There’s general agreement that consumer electronics products such as TVs, stereo systems, cell phone chargers and PCs consume large amounts of energy in the modern home. Some would even call consumer electronics oinky little energy hogs. How much energy does each piece of the electronics puzzle really consume? The general rule is that plasma TVs consume more energy than do LCDs, but plasma sets usually deliver a better picture.

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EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program ranks Streaming Options by Energy Efficiency

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As consumers are weighing which streaming option will work best for their budget and their needs, EPA has another factor they’d like consumers to consider: energy efficiency and the environment. With ENERGY STAR’s recommended approaches to streaming, consumers can save energy and time. Always look for the ENERGY STAR when shopping for new home electronics products—they will use 25-30 percent less energy than standard equipment. By: ENERGY STAR.

Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition Adds 6 New Members

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The new DRSG members are LG Electronics USA, Electrolux, Control4, HomeGrid Forum, Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc and CABA. “The growth in DRSG membership reflects the growing market for smart grid technologies and the increasing interest in how to provide the technologies, as well as demand response and other smart-grid practices, to utilities and consumers,&# said Dan Delurey, Executive Director of the trade association. LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Tips to Avoid CE Greenwashing

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CE Pro magazine, a publication specializing in (you guessed it) consumer electronics and the custom installation professionals that sell, install and service them, recently published the “7 Deadly Sins of Greenwashing ”. Tagged: CE Pro magazine, Green Electronics, green marketing, Greenwashing, Katie Short, Steve Castle. Tags: Green CE Pro magazine Green Electronics green marketing Greenwashing Katie Short Steve Castle

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“Buddy List” in the Car – Transmitting to Friends on the Road

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Infotainment systems combine consumer electronics with electronic information systems and make both easier to use. In addition to making driving easier for motorists, the infotainment systems of the future will also boost traffic safety. Not far from Paris, in the city of Rambouillet, Siemens has introduced the latest trends in this field.

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative forms to foster adoption of the smart grid

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Washington, DC –To help build consumer acceptance and use of the smart grid, a group of smart grid leaders today announced the formation of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). The founding members of the SGCC include consumer electronics and technology companies, retailers, consumer advocacy groups, and utilities dedicated to maximizing the value of the grid for consumers.

Imajen: Exploration tools to shape the green minds of tomorrow

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In a world where consumer electronics and plastic toys are the rage, these sustainable and biodegradable set of tools could be a lot more than just fun objects. B.Sameer Kumar: Things that we pick up as young kids stay with us for a lifetime. The memories and the direction that life gives us when we are still learning the ways of the world generally help shape our convictions and actions.

E-Waste Recycling To Be Studied By EPA and U.N. Project

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Near the end of 2010, President Obama stated: “Most discarded consumer electronics end up in our landfills or are exported abroad, creating potential health and environmental hazards and representing a lost opportunity to recover valuable resources such as rare earth minerals.”. In addition to ensuring that the electronics do not harm the environment, the recycling of these discarded devices will also be a gain monetarily.

Cars and Refrigerators Can Work Together - Compass

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Ford has unveiled a partnership with Eaton, SunPower, Whirlpool, and the thermostat company Nest Labs that aims to launch a collaborative tool for consumers called MyEnergi Lifestyle, linking EV technology with on-site solar and home appliances, something that can revolutionize the experience of powering our homes and cars. Compass. « 100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to Coast Events | Main. |

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Computer More Energy Efficient

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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) computers and consumer electronics are responsible for 15% of the worlds residential energy consumption! Conservation DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Eco Home Living Energy Efficiency Green Consumerism Green Lifestyle Home Energy Usage Reduce Simple Living Technology Work and the Office brightness computer electronics energy-efficiency Home monitors office reduce save money screen savers sleep mode

Home Entertainment’s Take on the Green Life Project

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Nor the fact that the local installer Robert Saglio Audio Video reduced wiring needs by more than 50 percent over a typical system of this size and scope and earned the Consumer Electronics Association’s Platinum TechHome Rating (and the association’s first Green Rating) thanks to his centralized wiring design. Green Living, Smart Living. December 22, 2009 By Dennis Burger. Email this page. Click the images below for bigger versions: Green in RI.

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Installing Speaker Brackets – Not So Green, But Cool Nonetheless.

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I chose to do this part myself because, although it’s time consuming, it’s not overly difficult and I have a background in electronics. A great place to start when looking for one is the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). Now that all of the recessed LED cans are in, I can finally map out all of the locations and begin installing the rough-in speaker brackets before the plaster goes up.

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Solutions For Recycling Your Televisions As You “Transition” To A New HDTV

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There are a lot of reasons for consumers from the Greatest Generation to Generation Y to invest in a new TV assuming they are using an old, standard definition television. The volume of channels offered to consumers on even basic “digital&# cable is many times greater than what you can get over the air. A lot of fuss has been made about the DTV transition from analog television to an all-digital system. Transition dates have been postponed amidst political debate.

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