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December 22, 2009 By Dennis Burger 13 comments

Green in RI

As you cross the threshold of this gorgeous New England-style home overlooking Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, the first place your mind definitely doesn’t go is toward visions of high-tech gadgetry or green living.

But there’s something special that sets this home apart from the rest of the block.

Cash for TV Clunkers

October 8, 2009 By HE Staff 26 comments
Cash for TV Clunkers

Southern California dealer wants your TVs

Diamond Case Designs, Inc. in Anaheim wants to give you cash towards your purchase of an Energy Star rated television.

And it's not just for TVs, it's for all your old electronics.

Pretty cool idea, eh? All the info after the jump...

Recycling Revisited

October 8, 2009 By Adrienne Maxwell 14 comments
Recycling Revisited

Where are we in the great “producer responsibility” debate?

When we last tackled the issue of recycling we discussed how most everyone in the consumer electronics field agrees there is a serious problem with e-waste. But who is responsible for the cost of recycling? Is it the manufacturer, the retailer, the consumer or the government?

A year later, the debate still rages and, from a legal perspective, is heating up.

Lutron Electronics Meadowlark and Maestro Eco-Minders

July 23, 2009 By HE Staff 20 comments
Lutron Electronics Maestro and Meadowlark Eco-Minder

Dim the Lights: The Eco-Friendly Way

Light dimmers can increase the ambience in any room.

With the added benefit of being eco-friendly, Lutron Electronics eco-minders, Maestro and Meadowlark, not only dim light, but can also dim your energy bills.

Learn more…

New California Energy Commission TV Regulations

July 14, 2009 By Adrienne Maxwell 19 comments
To Regulate or Not to Regulate

To Regulate or Not to Regulate - California considers mandate for TV energy efficiency.

When it comes to environmental policy and regulation, it’s often said that, as goes California, so goes the nation. From clean air to fuel efficiency, the Golden State has led the pack in its attempts to regulate for the sake of the environment. Perhaps that’s why a new California Energy Commission proposal is turning heads in the consumer electronics industry.

CE Goes Green

June 17, 2009 By Adrienne Maxwell 7 comments
CE Goes Green

Or does it?

Green was definitely a big theme at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show this past January. Almost every major manufacturer devoted a portion of its press conference to environmental issues.

“Green” products and practices were prominently displayed at many booths.

From all of this marketing, one might assume that the consumer electronics industry has transformed itself into a model of environmental stewardship overnight. But has it?

So Long, Analog

June 12, 2009 By Geoffrey Morrison 9 comments

We're not going to miss you

Seriously? You're surprised that your TV stopped working?

Where have you been?

Even if you've been getting your HD over the air for years, there's a few tips here you may want to check out.

Click through for some links and tips.

Mitsubishi LaserVue Carbon Neutral Campaign

May 4, 2009 By HE Staff 2 comments
Mitsubishi LaserVue Carbon Neutral Campaign

Twitter and Facebook your way to Mits' Carbon Neutrality

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. has announced the Carbon Neutral Facebook campaign. The LaserVue Carbon Neutral Facebook campaign underlines MDEA’s commitment to reduce waste and set higher standards of efficiency throughout the TV industry.

The LaserVue Carbon Neutral Facebook campaign aims to inspire individuals to calculate their carbon footprint, reduce what they can and then mitigate the rest with carbon offsets.

Crestron Occupancy Sensors

February 3, 2009 By HE Staff 1 comments
Crestron Lighting Sensors.jpg

Auto shut-off your lights

New to Crestron’s energy saving product line are Green Light occupancy sensors.

Used to enhance the functioning of environmental controls, the sensors’ built-in microprocessor-based technology optimizes performance and uses photocells to reduce the on time for lights and cut energy usage.

All the info after the jump.

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