NBCU’s Dallas/Fort Worth Studios Honored For Green Design

U.S. Green Building Council awards LEED certification for environmentally conscious facility design

NBCUniversal has announced that its broadcast and multimedia facility housing the company’s owned NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS and Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver New Construction certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The building of the 75,000-square foot facilities, known as The Studios at DFW, was extensively covered by B&C prior to its opening in 2013. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/technology/making-new-workflows-fe...

NBCU noted that it is the only LEED certified broadcast facility in Dallas-Fort Worth and one of only a few such broadcast facilities in the country to receive the classification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

To get the certification the site made a number of environmentally conscious moves.

Those included extensive use of recycled materials, which constituted more than a quarter of the total building materials used in construction, by volume; a white roof to reduce the head load on the structure; an interior design to maximize the use of natural light; and a variety of water-use reduction efforts.

Overall, energy management efforts have reduced energy use by 28%.

“NBCUniversal, our parent company, has made a commitment to sustainability with its ‘Green is Universal’ program,” noted Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 president and GM in a statement. “We’re proud to carry this mission forward while serving our viewers across North Texas.”