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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Is it odd that I get excited when the expected price of backstop energy sources shift?

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The film is suitable for windows in highrise buildings, car sunroofs and consumer electronics such as the back of Apple Inc. Researchers at the University of California , Los Angeles have developed a transparent film that may be affixed to glass and other surfaces to capture sunlight and generate electricity. AAPL) ’s iPad, Yang Yang, a professor at UCLA’s California. NanoSystems Institute, said in an interview yesterday.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

“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.

Eco-Electronics

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Electronics. Eco-Electronics. In the world of eco-friendly electronics, there are a few heavy hitters that really stand out against the crowd. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Events. Health. Personal. Clothing & Accessories. Community. Current Acitivites.

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].

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.

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.

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

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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. As consumers demand greener products, companies are attempting to meet that demand with more green products.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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. .

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. Recently, the media has paid a lot of attention to the fact that simply by having appliances plugged in, energy is wasted.

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.

“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.

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.”.

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?

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.

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.

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.

GREEN PLUG ANNOUNCES FIRST ADOPTER FOR SMART POWER ADAPTER

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November 2009 ) – Green Plug ( www.greenplug.us ), the first developer of digital technology enabling real-time collaboration between electronic devices and their power sources, today announced that PURE , the world leading digital radio maker, has entered into an agreement to enable its popular radios to accept power from smart power adapters. Said Paul Smith, GM, PURE , “ PURE has led the way in environmentally friendly electronics products with its EcoPlus initiative.

ASUS Eee PC: Best Low Power Solution for Developing Countries

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Computer Aid is licensed by the Environment Agency, as an Authorised Approved Treatment Facility, to handle old electronic equipment. Over a remarkably short period of time ASUS has become one of the top laptop manufacturers worldwide creating compelling computer experiences that have delighted consumers across the world.

Think of the Future and Recycle Home Appliances

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Over time, you may have noticed how these old walk mans, VHS players, and other “electronics” may have accumulated in the corners of your household. However, have no fear, since there is a safe and environmentally healthy way to get rid of these electronics.

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. .

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

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.