For the first time, InfoComm International has created an award that specifically recognizes the growing significance of environmental awareness to the AV industry – and Christie was the only projector company to receive the ‘Green AV Award’.
Presented by InfoComm International president Tom Stimson (pictured left) to Christie’s Michael Esch (pictured right) at a ceremony at the inaugural 2010 InfoComm 100 conference, the award is designed to recognize AV companies for their commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and the environment.
The environmental initiatives undertaken by Christie that led to the award included successfully registering two manufacturing plants to the internationally recognised environmental standard, ISO 14001; introducing energy-efficient stand-by modes for new projector models, and developing next generation solid state LED illumination technology that is more environmentally friendly; achieving a 82% waste diversion rate at its Canadian manufacturing facility through effective management of recycle streams; reducing electricity consumption by 13% per employee within the first year through a “Power Down” energy conservation program; and reducing natural gas usage by 41%.
“Christie is very proud to have created a culture of green thinking that extends company-wide. We believe the advancements we have made, and 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. “It’s an honour to be recognised 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.”