Welcome to Ecopresence.org, where our goal is to help people “save money, save time, save the planet!” Ecopresence.org is a blog that examines audio visual technologies with an ecological focus Audio visual technologies enhance communication. They include sound and display technologies that enable communication in venues such as auditoriums, classrooms, and conference rooms as well as related communication technologies such as videoconferencing streaming, and desktop collaboration.
The ecological focus of ecopresence.org examines the decision factors that may affect the environment when making product selections. Architects and engineers need to understand the environmental effects of the audio and visual devices within a space. Light, heating and power distribution are affected by the audio visual technology in the building. Better management of these factors can reduce the overall cost of construction as well as the recurring operational costs of a building. Ecopresence.org will help with the analysis by recommending and providing tools to aid in planning.
Several factors can contribute to the environmental resources consumed in the operation of a device. For example, besides the amount of power consumed and heat generated, the amount of waste in packaging can influence the environmental footprint. However the best savings of resources comes when a resource is never consumed in the first place. Our emphasis on the return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) touch upon savings in the maintenance and overall operation of the product. For example, if there is less maintenance involved in servicing a product, less manpower is needed for the service. This not only affects the TCO but the reduction in manpower in turn effects the environment.
Expect regular articles from Ecopresence.org that will enable green-focused, informed business decisions for audio-visual and videoconferencing devices.
We are going to use our unbiased expertise to aid in this mission of ours, and hope to build a community of active and informed readers in the process.
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