Why Wait? Start Saving Energy – and Money.
This Green AV Checklist Will Help You Get Started.
The audiovisual world is goi...
Power off all unused,
non-critical equipment
when the system is not
in use




    Green AV
2   energy management checklis...
Turn lights off when the room is
not being used




    Green AV
3   energy management checklist
                         ...
Establish automatic power down
    features to minimize energy waste
    during down times




     Green AV
4     energy ...
Implement motion sensors to indicate
room occupancy or vacancy allowing for
power down and system off settings to
be trigg...
Implement photocells to
    measure ambient room light and
    minimize the need for artificial
    light sources

       ...
Raise window
                                  shades to
                                  compensate for
                ...
Raise or lower
                                  shades to manage
                                  solar heating
        ...
Implement current sensors to
    determine power state feedback
    for devices without bi-directional
    communication o...
Implement
     temperature and
     humidity sensors
     in equipment racks
     to measure room
     conditions, control...
Ensure devices
                                   in the system
                                   have selectable
       ...
Ensure that devices can
     easily transition between
     on, off, and standby states




       Green AV
12      energy...
Balance energy management
 with system performance




     Green AV
13   energy management checklist
                    ...
Monitor systems
                                   remotely to measure
                                   energy usage,
  ...
Use remote management tools to
     control global settings for all systems
     including but not limited to energy
     ...
Schedule energy management based on
varied settings for work hours, after-
work hours, late-night hours, non-work
days, et...
Monitor conference calls left
 connected for extended periods
 of time unnecessarily




     Green AV
17   energy managem...
Restrict access to system operation
     or features for unauthorized users




       Green AV
18      energy management ...
Manage room vacancies
 to maximize utilization
 in specified building
 floors or areas, so that
 unused rooms can be
 grou...
Manage hallway
 lighting during low
 traffic times. Use low
 light settings unless
 motion is detected.




     Green AV
...
Manage public
                                   area displays
                                   during off-hours,
      ...
Monitor usage by room or
 individual to efficiently address
 concerns and minimize problems




     Green AV
22   energy ...
Measure energy usage




      Green AV
23     energy management checklist
                                     w w w. c o...
5 Power off all unused, non-critical      5 Implement temperature and            5 Monitor conference calls left
         ...
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  1. 1. Why Wait? Start Saving Energy – and Money. This Green AV Checklist Will Help You Get Started. The audiovisual world is going According to research developed But remember, these are not “one- Green. With all the pressures on by BOMA and Cisco Systems, more size-fits-all” answers. Just as every organizations to reduce costs, than 70% of electricity consumed in installation is a custom project, there’s never been a better time. the U.S. is used in office buildings, every Green AV measure requires Saving energy helps the planet and and lighting and office equipment you to make informed choices that saves costs — helping you stretch account for almost 46% of an office are right for your organization — your budgets farther. building’s energy use. While it was sometimes involving trade-offs. Any not always the case, there’s no energy saving measure could impact While the standards for Green longer any doubt that the energy the overall performance of your AV AV practices are still emerging, consumption of audiovisual and system. For example, if a component a lot can be achieved today. related facilities should be included has a long warm-up time, then There’s really no need to wait. By in any effort to save energy in non- increased power down times might focusing on areas such as resource residential buildings. result in more and longer waiting management, building automation, periods for system availability. lighting control and more, a typical This checklist offers 20 practical, complex AV system can benefit useful tips showing you how to start We hope the recommendations measurably from Green AV and saving energy and money with your from our Green AV checklist help energy-saving practices. AV system right now. These smart you convert control system best system control recommendations let practices into real, tangible energy you save whether you’ve got a new savings. or existing installation. Green AV energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  2. 2. Power off all unused, non-critical equipment when the system is not in use Green AV 2 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  3. 3. Turn lights off when the room is not being used Green AV 3 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  4. 4. Establish automatic power down features to minimize energy waste during down times Green AV 4 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  5. 5. Implement motion sensors to indicate room occupancy or vacancy allowing for power down and system off settings to be triggered Green AV 5 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  6. 6. Implement photocells to measure ambient room light and minimize the need for artificial light sources Green AV 6 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  7. 7. Raise window shades to compensate for low light levels Green AV 7 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  8. 8. Raise or lower shades to manage solar heating and maintain temperature settings with less energy Green AV 8 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  9. 9. Implement current sensors to determine power state feedback for devices without bi-directional communication or discrete power commands Green AV 9 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  10. 10. Implement temperature and humidity sensors in equipment racks to measure room conditions, control levels, and prevent device failures Green AV 10 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  11. 11. Ensure devices in the system have selectable states for on, off, and standby Green AV 11 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  12. 12. Ensure that devices can easily transition between on, off, and standby states Green AV 12 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  13. 13. Balance energy management with system performance Green AV 13 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  14. 14. Monitor systems remotely to measure energy usage, determine resource utilization, and manage scheduling Green AV 14 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  15. 15. Use remote management tools to control global settings for all systems including but not limited to energy management Green AV 15 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  16. 16. Schedule energy management based on varied settings for work hours, after- work hours, late-night hours, non-work days, etc. Green AV 16 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  17. 17. Monitor conference calls left connected for extended periods of time unnecessarily Green AV 17 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  18. 18. Restrict access to system operation or features for unauthorized users Green AV 18 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  19. 19. Manage room vacancies to maximize utilization in specified building floors or areas, so that unused rooms can be grouped in an area and be “shutdown” during down times Green AV 19 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  20. 20. Manage hallway lighting during low traffic times. Use low light settings unless motion is detected. Green AV 20 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  21. 21. Manage public area displays during off-hours, only power on when motion is detected Green AV 21 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  22. 22. Monitor usage by room or individual to efficiently address concerns and minimize problems Green AV 22 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  23. 23. Measure energy usage Green AV 23 energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  24. 24. 5 Power off all unused, non-critical 5 Implement temperature and 5 Monitor conference calls left equipment when the system is not humidity sensors in equipment connected for extended periods of in use racks to measure room time unnecessarily conditions, control levels, and 5 Turn lights off when the room is prevent device failures 5 Restrict access to system energy management checklist not being used operation or features for 5 Ensure devices in the system have unauthorized users 5 Establish automatic power down selectable states for on, off, and features to minimize energy waste standby 5 Manage room vacancies to during down times maximize utilization in specified 5 Ensure that devices can easily building floors or areas, so that 5 Implement motion sensors to transition between on, off, and unused rooms can be grouped in indicate room occupancy or standby states an area and be “shutdown” during vacancy allowing for power down down times and system off settings to be 5 Balance energy management with triggered system performance 5 Manage hallway lighting during low traffic times. Use low 5 Implement photocells to measure 5 Monitor systems remotely to light settings unless motion is Green AV ambient room light and minimize measure energy usage, determine detected. the need for artificial light sources resource utilization, and manage scheduling 5 Manage public area displays 5 Raise window shades to during off-hours, only power on compensate for low light levels 5 Use remote management tools when motion is detected to control global settings for all 5 Raise or lower shades to manage systems including but not limited 5 Monitor usage by room or solar heating and maintain to energy management individual to efficiently address temperature settings with less concerns and minimize problems energy 5 Schedule energy management based on varied settings for work 5 Measure energy usage 5 Implement current sensors to hours, after-work hours, late- determine power state feedback night hours, non-work days, etc. SUMMARIZED for devices without bi-directional communication or discrete power commands w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t
  25. 25. Checked Your List? Let Us Show You the Next Steps. Whether you’re a consultant, integrator or technology manager, you need a Control System Solution Provider to guide you to the Green AV future. We can help you go Green today! Call us at (201) 797-7900 for your FREE, no obligation one-hour Green AV consultation. Or arrange your consult online at www.controlconcepts.net/greenavconsult. Or to learn more, email us at info@controlconcepts.net. Copyright © 2010 Control Concepts, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright holder is licensing this ebook under the Creative Commons License. Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Control Concepts, Inc. (CCI) is a leading independent provider of audiovisual control system solutions. Its team of experienced professionals creates high quality, intuitive control programming designs for complex AV systems. Control Concepts combines its thorough, proven design and development process with audiovisual science to make AV systems easy to use in boardrooms, classrooms, and entertainment venues. CCI’s solutions help consultants, integrators and end user technology managers reduce the business risks associated with complex projects. The company’s services include control system programming, touchpanel design, consulting and needs analysis, documentation, system staging, testing and commissioning, and technical support. CCI helps clients to create advanced AV systems that offer the benefits of Green AV and energy-saving practices, remote room management, building automation, HD signal distribution, lighting control and more. For more information, visit the CCI web site at http://www.controlconcepts.net/aboutus.php. Green AV energy management checklist w w w. c o n t r o l c o n c e p t s . n e t

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