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Now that there are few people in the world who still doubt that destructive climate changes are largely man-made, “green” is everywhere. With this increased awareness, it makes sense that people look at companies to take steps that will protect the environment, because they have a much bigger impact on the world than individuals. Barco is no exception.

Now that there are few people in the world who still doubt that destructive climate changes are largely man-made, “green” is everywhere. With this increased awareness, it makes sense that people look at companies to take steps that will protect the environment, because they have a much bigger impact on the world than individuals. Barco is no exception.

Solar energy for Barco’s headquarters

Early November 2009, Barco started with the installation of solar panels at its two main offices in Belgium, including its headquarters in Kortrijk. Energy company Berigis expects the 1500 panels to supply Barco as well as regular consumers with power for the next 20 years, due to the strategic location of the buildings’ flat rooftops.

Sustainable forestry key to Barco’s printing policy

Barco recognizes the long-term importance of forests as critical to the earth’s survival, and in 2008 decided to adopt a new printing policy in line with these goals. These include not only to rely more and more on purely digital formats, but also on working exclusively with printing companies that are compliant with the standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council. Products that carry the FSC label are “independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.”

No light wasted

Big, digital LED billboards certainly attract attention. But there is a growing segment of the public is sensitive to the light pollution they cause. Barco’s latest generation of LED displays are not only more energy-conscious, but also direct their images better at the target audience, without wasting excess light into the sky.

Durable to the core

In an earlier issue of redefine, we discussed the growing importance of LED. In its latest range of video walls, Barco uses LED as a light source. This greatly enhances the wall’s durability, and decreases system depth with 33%. In addition, the system’s enclosure is completely manufactured with recyclable materials.

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