Home Entertainment - .eco News http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/51/0 en Green Living, Smart Living http://www.hemagazine.com/Green_Living_Smart_Living <p><strong>Green in RI</strong></p> <p>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. </p> <p>But there’s something special that sets this home apart from the rest of the block.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Green_Living_Smart_Living">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Green_Living_Smart_Living#comments Tech Talk .eco News Automation Talk More Talk Whole Home/Custom Install News Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:15:15 -0800 DennisB 21474 at http://www.hemagazine.com Cash for TV Clunkers http://www.hemagazine.com/Cash_for_TV_Clunkers <p><strong>Southern California dealer wants your TVs<br /></strong></p><p>Diamond Case Designs, Inc. in Anaheim wants to give you cash towards your purchase of an Energy Star rated television. </p><p>And it's not just for TVs, it's for all your old electronics. </p><p>Pretty cool idea, eh? All the info after the jump... <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Cash_for_TV_Clunkers">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Cash_for_TV_Clunkers#comments .eco .eco News Audio News News Other Features Video News Thu, 08 Oct 2009 22:31:45 -0700 geoffm 21345 at http://www.hemagazine.com Recycling Revisited http://www.hemagazine.com/Recycling_Revisited <p><strong>Where are we in the great “producer responsibility” debate?</strong></p> <p>When we last tackled the <a href="/node/E-Waste" target="_blank" title="Don’t Trash That TV">issue of recycling</a> 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? </p> <p>A year later, the debate still rages and, from a legal perspective, is heating up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Recycling_Revisited">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Recycling_Revisited#comments .eco .eco News News Other Features Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:48:04 -0700 geoffm 21354 at http://www.hemagazine.com CEDIA Expo 2009 http://www.hemagazine.com/CEDIA_2009 <p><span style="font-size: large"><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Click <a href="/taxonomy/term/61" target="_blank" title="CEDIA Expo 2009">HERE</a> for all our CEDIA coverage.</span></strong><br /> </span></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/CEDIA_2009#comments .eco News Audio News CEDIA Expo 2009 News Other Features Video News Whole Home/Custom Install News Wed, 09 Sep 2009 00:10:00 -0700 geoffm 21217 at http://www.hemagazine.com Lutron Electronics Meadowlark and Maestro Eco-Minders http://www.hemagazine.com/Lutron_Maestro_Meadowlark <p><strong>Dim the Lights: The Eco-Friendly Way<br /></strong><br />Light dimmers can increase the ambience in any room. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Learn more…</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Lutron_Maestro_Meadowlark">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Lutron_Maestro_Meadowlark#comments .eco .eco News News Whole Home/Custom Install News Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:07:37 -0700 geoffm 21115 at http://www.hemagazine.com New California Energy Commission TV Regulations http://www.hemagazine.com/New_California_Energy_Commission_TV_Regulations <p><strong>To Regulate or Not to Regulate - California considers mandate for TV energy efficiency.</strong></p> <p>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. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/New_California_Energy_Commission_TV_Regulations">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/New_California_Energy_Commission_TV_Regulations#comments .eco .eco News News Other Features Tue, 14 Jul 2009 00:39:28 -0700 geoffm 21095 at http://www.hemagazine.com CE Goes Green http://www.hemagazine.com/CE_Goes_Green <p><strong>Or does it?</strong></p> <p>Green was definitely a big theme at this year’s <a href="/taxonomy/term/53" target="_blank" title="CES 2009">Consumer Electronics Show</a> this past January. Almost every major manufacturer devoted a portion of its press conference to environmental issues. </p> <p>“Green” products and practices were prominently displayed at many booths. </p> <p>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? </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/CE_Goes_Green">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/CE_Goes_Green#comments .eco .eco News News Other Features Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:26:20 -0700 geoffm 21048 at http://www.hemagazine.com So Long, Analog http://www.hemagazine.com/Digital_Transition <p><strong>We're not going to miss you</strong></p> <p>Seriously? You're surprised that your TV stopped working?</p> <p>Where have you been? </p> <p>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. </p> <p>Click through for some links and tips. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Digital_Transition">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Digital_Transition#comments .eco News Other Features Video News Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:01:54 -0700 geoffm 21042 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mitsubishi LaserVue Carbon Neutral Campaign http://www.hemagazine.com/Mitsubishi_LaserVue_Carbon_Neutral_Campaign <p><strong>Twitter and Facebook your way to Mits' Carbon Neutrality</strong></p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Mitsubishi_LaserVue_Carbon_Neutral_Campaign">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Mitsubishi_LaserVue_Carbon_Neutral_Campaign#comments .eco News News Mon, 04 May 2009 16:54:20 -0700 geoffm 20974 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron Occupancy Sensors http://www.hemagazine.com/Crestron_Occupancy_Sensors <p><strong>Auto shut-off your lights<br /></strong><br />New to Crestron’s energy saving product line are Green Light occupancy sensors. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>All the info after the jump.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Crestron_Occupancy_Sensors">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Crestron_Occupancy_Sensors#comments .eco News News Whole Home/Custom Install News Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:27:42 -0800 geoffm 20777 at http://www.hemagazine.com Eco TV http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Eco_TV <p><strong>The makings of an eco TV.</strong></p> <p>Just what is an eco TV? The phrase first appeared in 2008, brought to us by the fine folks at Philips to describe their 42PFL5603D LCD HDTV. In September, Vizio jumped aboard the eco TV train with an eco-friendly 32-inch LCD model, and I suspect we’ll be seeing even more models in years to come. </p> <p>Are eco TVs truly different from “non-eco” TVs, or is this just marketing spin? </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Eco_TV">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Eco_TV#comments .eco .eco News News Other Features Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:21:24 -0800 geoffm 20758 at http://www.hemagazine.com Don’t Trash That TV http://www.hemagazine.com/node/E-Waste <p><strong>E-waste is everyone’s problem.</strong></p> <p>The impending arrival of the analog TV cutoff date has the environmental community worried that a flood of obsolete TVs will find their way into trash bins across the nation, contributing even more to the global problem of electronic waste. </p> <p>The EPA estimates that, in 2007, Americans disposed of 2.25 million tons of TVs, cell phones, and computer products, with 82 percent ending up in the landfill. </p> <p>But it doesn't have to.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/E-Waste">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/E-Waste#comments .eco .eco News Other Features Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:38:34 -0800 geoffm 20545 at http://www.hemagazine.com Manufacturers Recycling Management http://www.hemagazine.com/node/MRM <p><strong>Green Team</strong></p> <p>To help companies meet state recycling requirements, Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba have formed the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, LLC (MRM). </p> <p>With its mission to “bring electronics manufacturers and electronics recyclers together into long-term relationships that provide convenient recycling opportunities to consumers, MRM’s long-term goal is sustainable electronic product recycling.” </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/MRM">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/MRM#comments .eco .eco News News Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:33:31 -0700 geoffm 20426 at http://www.hemagazine.com GREENGUARD and Screen Green for Da-Lite http://www.hemagazine.com/node/GREENGUARD_and_Screen_Green_for_Da-Lite <p><b>Da-lite Delights in Being Green </b></p> <p>When considering the environmental impact of various home theater products, projection screens probably aren’t the first category that we feel the need to discuss. Perhaps that’s because we tend to focus, first and foremost, on issues related to power consumption. </p> <p>While energy efficiency is a hot topic, it’s not the only environmental issue that companies need to address. Recycling, the use of toxic chemicals, and air-quality issues are a few that come to mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/GREENGUARD_and_Screen_Green_for_Da-Lite">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/GREENGUARD_and_Screen_Green_for_Da-Lite#comments .eco .eco News News Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:10:51 -0700 geoffm 20304 at http://www.hemagazine.com What Does Greenpeace Think of Your Favorite CE Company? http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Greenpeace_Guide_to_Greener_Electronics <p>Greenpeace recently released the eighth edition of its “Guide to Greener Electronics,” in which the environmental group rates 18 companies’ green efforts on a scale of one to 10. </p> <p>Not surprisingly, the group’s rating criteria is tough indeed, evaluating specific practices that are based on three fundamental questions. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Greenpeace_Guide_to_Greener_Electronics">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Greenpeace_Guide_to_Greener_Electronics#comments .eco .eco News News Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:18:26 -0700 geoffm 20291 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron teams up with Agilewaves to help control your power consumption http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Agilewaves_and_Crestron_Resource_Monitor <p><b>Green up your Crestron</b></p> <p>Say you've got your Creston hooked up to all the lighting in your house. Say it's also tied in to the HVAC, curtains, or any combination of these. Then Agilewaves Resource Monitor will make such sense to you, you'll be surprised you didn't think of it first. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Agilewaves_and_Crestron_Resource_Monitor">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Agilewaves_and_Crestron_Resource_Monitor#comments .eco .eco News News Whole Home/Custom Install News Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:16:38 -0700 geoffm 20275 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sharp Shows Off Solar-Powered LCD TV. http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sharp_Solar-Powered_LCD_Prototype <p>At the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in early July, Sharp displayed a number of environmentally conscious designs, including a thin-film solar cell module and a 65-inch LCD TV that purportedly consumes half the power of current conventional LCDs. </p> <p>The most interesting piece was a prototype of a 26-inch LCD TV that can be powered via traditional means or via a solar panel. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sharp_Solar-Powered_LCD_Prototype">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Sharp_Solar-Powered_LCD_Prototype#comments .eco .eco News News Video News Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:56:58 -0700 geoffm 20273 at http://www.hemagazine.com