When we think of #sustainability, being green, the environment, alternative energy, alternative fuel, energy consumption, environmental design and so on…we rarely think of #audiovisual equipment. I used to think it was ignorant (lack of knowledge) for people to take a stand on the environment and conservation, but not cry out in disapproval of constant use of equipment that is diametrically in opposition. I’ve calmed down dramatically and realized that as a consultant, and educator it is my responsibility to suggest and recommend and teach. Hence, this post.
Somewhere around 2009, 2010 (maybe even sooner), #InfoComm (the trade organization that represents professionals in the audiovisual industry), began to discuss Green AV. I was fascinated! Not only were they discussing it, they were in the process of adopting sustainable business practices. Today we have what is called the STEP (Sustainable Technology Environments Program). It is an awesome rating system that was put together by #AV industry savvy people. As #AV technicians, we want to offer our clients the very best in service, and equipment, without compromising the quality of the event (conference). As AV #Integrators, we want to design your building with the best, brightest and most efficient equipment. Most of us in this industry are not only system designers and integrators, but also architects and engineers. We have this technical, kind of abstract way of thinking…included in that process is the process of thinking GREEN.
If you are interested in reducing the carbon footprint of your organization, are looking for someone to technically design and install equipment in your #conference room, #event facility, boardroom, hotel…ring us up. We’d love to chat you up about what we do!
To get more information on our sustainable policy, call us or visit http://www.kmttechnical.com
To learn more about #STEP, visit http://www.thestepfoundation.org