USC's Entertainment Technology Center

One of the morning speakers was industry vet Matt Peterson, who started Vertatique (vertatique.com) to share information and spur action to advance sustainability in the creation and use of computing, media, and e-devices.

He said: “As technologists, we have an obligation to think about the social implications of what we do.”

Having polled HPA attendees, he reported that about 1/3 had a green ICT initiative (but not all participated.)

Peterson said energy costs are driving 2-30% of facilities’ ICT budgets, and about 50% of ICT energy goes to heat removal.

He suggested green media production practices, such as: Digital deployment, stage and set practices, and location practices.

For more: http://vertatique.com/vertatiques-green-production-practices

Year in Review, Green Initiatives
Carolyn Giardina - 18 February 2009