Invalid Input

OR

Filters

Visit one of our GSA Partners

Language

enzh-TWfrdejaes

green schoolsThe honest answer is “not exceptionally important.” The reason, however, may surprise you. Many schools have sustainability initiatives in place that cover a wide variety of campus life processes from printing and food services to facilities and grounds keeping. While technology is an obvious environmental concern, that concern is usually a result of the amount of electricity that the products consume (especially when accidentally left on overnight) rather than the make-up of the product or the length of the electronics’ life-cycles.

The AV industry has done a pretty amazing job over the past few years developing and manufacturing products that can contribute to a more energy efficient technology installation. Many consider energy efficiency to be the most “tangible” characteristic of green tech installations; producing the highest monetary pay-off. Some of the new standards of professional AV equipment include “eco mode” where a product will reduce energy consumption (while also reducing output or performance), and network visibility to remotely control and schedule use of the product (i.e. turn on/off when not in use). For many AV electronics, being energy efficient is no longer a marketing spec for which the product price increases. It is necessary to be a player in the market. Additionally, while technology evolves, integrators have started using fewer electronics in installations. Some of what used to be accomplished with four pieces of equipment can now be accomplished using one. Plus, control systems are able to link more equipment, beyond AV, to create not only an efficient but synergistic and smarter system.

Something to keep in mind, however, is that end of life-cycle processes (e-cycling), product make-up and options, quality assurance processes and manufacturing locations are still important considerations when sourcing environmentally friendlier products for classroom technology installations. Sourcing, designing and installing with these in mind will help to create an even more economically efficient and environmentally friendly ed tech installation.

So while the answer is “not exceptionally important,” the reason for that is manufacturers, designers, integrators and technicians have done a great job creating and maintaining systems that are far more energy efficient than ever before. It is almost unnecessary now to ask for what most consider to be an environmentally responsibly alternative to a standard classroom technology installation. The new standard is already leaps and bounds more “green” than where we were just 7 years ago, understanding that the most apparent issue with technology equipment was the electrical draw.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
Type the text presented in the image below

Signup for our Mailing List
& Receive FSR Ed Tech Updates

Submit your name and email address to start receiving upcoming show information, new product solutions, and the latest education market news straight into your inbox.


View Our Latest Newsletter:
Email address:

First Name:

Last Name:

School Name:


Technology & Infrastructure Solutions For Higher Education & K-12 School Systems

Classroom technologies, group study, active learning spaces, collaborative learning, successful student outcomes
Educational technology is an investment...choose what works.

SOLUTIONS

Products Overview
FSR's solutions offer the building blocks for technology rich environments, from the ground up!

BROWSE SOLUTIONS

COLLABORATE

Ed Tech Blog
Our education team keeps their finger on the pulse of technology for education by discussing the latest advancements and trends.

READ THE BLOG

REAL SUCCESS

Case Studies
Colleges, Universities, Schools, Performing Arts Centers - FSR showcases tech in education environment.

VIEW CASE STUDIES

RT @FSR_Inc: We are excited to introduce our new expandable daisy-chained 🔗 power system. Power 🔌 where and how you need it with our Modula…

Technology For Education

RT @FSR_Inc: If you haven't heard it's our 40th yr in business. We wouldn't be here today w/o our employees, rep firms, partners, customers…

Technology For Education