Samsung Racks Up Sustainability Awards At CES 2013

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a little trade show going on in Las Vegas right now. The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is a festival of futuristic technology and highly advanced gadgets. Want to know what your TV’s going to look like in a few years? It’s probably on display at CES right now.

Although we may not know what shape it will be or in how many dimensions it will display, one thing’s for sure, your future television will be more energy-efficient and contain fewer earth-killing materials. Sustainability is at the forefront of CES this year, and Samsung has wasted no time in establishing itself as a company with the environment in mind. The company is the first to achieve Gold Level UL Environment certification for TVs and winning 2013 Eco-Design Awards for four other devices.

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Samsung’s Eco-Design Award winners include the Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, the CLP-365W Laser Color Printer, and the Green DDR3, a highly advanced memory module designed for server systems used to support the infrastructure of a wide variety of server applications.

The Series 9 Ultrabook is the most impressive of the bunch. Free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFR) it features a longer-lasting battery specifically which delivers up to 10 hours of power on a single charge and an optimized Smart Step Charging Algorithm that controls charging conditions depending on voltage and current.

The other 2013 Eco-Design Award-winner, Samsung’s new 13.6W LED Smart Bulb matches the brightness of a 50W incandescent bulb while using a fraction of the energy. It is also flicker-free, and unlike CFLs, reaches full illumination immediately. Samsung’s LED is also integrated with a wireless communication protocol, which means it can be controlled from a smartphone or other mobile device.

Headed to CES? You can check out a variety of Samsun’g most eco-conscious products at booth (#12004) in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog

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