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Christie Wins Inaugural InfoComm Green AV Award

PLSN Staff • News • May 11, 2010

DULLES, VA – Christie was recognized at the invitation-only 2010 InfoComm 100 conference with a Green AV Award. Newly created by InfoComm International, the Green AV Award recognizes organizations for their commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and the environment. The award was presented April 30. "Sustainability practices are important for the future of the AV industry," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. "InfoComm is pleased to issue these first Green AV Awards to those who are paving the way for a greener and stronger audiovisual industry.  Christie is a great example of an organization whose commitment to the environment extends to all areas of their company."


Among the environmental initiatives Christie has undertaken include:


*  Successfully registering two manufacturing plants to the internationally recognized environmental standard, ISO 14001


*  Marketing energy efficient products that offer among the highest lumen per watt output efficiency for 3-chip DLP projectors


* Introducing energy-efficient stand-by modes for new projector models, and developing solid state LED illumination technology


* Achieving an 82 percent waste diversion rate at the Canadian manufacturing facility through effective management of recycle streams including electronic waste and organics (food waste)


* Reducing electrical consumption by 13 percent per employee within the first year through a "Power Down" energy conservation program


* Reducing natural gas usage by 41 percent


* Promoting carpooling programs and employee awareness campaigns such as "Lunch n' Learn" sessions to encourage employees to adopt environmentally responsible practices at home


"Christie is very proud to have created a culture of green thinking that extends company-wide. We believe the advancements we have made, and to continue to make, are a testament to having motivated employees who want to work towards creating a more sustainable society," said Gerry Remers, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.  "It's an honor to be recognized by InfoComm International and among our peers for our green initiatives – we know that we have work ahead of us and we're committed to continual improvement."


Other award winners in the Green AV Award category include AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions and Waveguide Consulting Inc.


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