International Green Building Principles

cert_mark_gold_colorWarner Bros. strives to make its physical spaces sustainable through a number of different initiatives including LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, water conservation, green cleaning menthods and pest management systems.

LEED CERTIFIED BUILDINGS
Warner Bros. received the first LEED™ certification for green building in our industry in 2009. Our Studio now has four LEED™ certified buildings as awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Green building principles include energy efficiency, water efficiency, improved indoor air quality, waste reduction and utilization of locally sourced, recycled and sustainably produced materials.

Building 161
In late 2012, Warner Bros.’ Building 161 achieved LEED™ Gold certification for Commercial Interiors. The building, located adjacent to the Studio in Burbank, California, is a three-story, 43, 400 square foot building housing the Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing division.

The first floor consists of technical space: a server room, machine room, 12 editing bays and a multi-production room. The second and third floors account for the office space, consisting of “two standard offices, ” workstations, huddle rooms, conference rooms, and several telephone rooms.cert_mark_silv_color Its energy-saving features include LED lighting, which reduces lighting power density by 30 percent, individual lighting controls at workstations, 97 percent Energy Star-rated appliances and office equipment, and the installation of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, reducing water use by 34 percent.

During construction, 75 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills, and 30 percent of the building materials contain recycled content. Additionally, Warner Bros. elected to offset the building’s electricity usage 100 percent through renewable energy credits, which is the equivalent to removing 136 vehicles from the road for one year. Click here to read more about Building 161′s LEED™ Gold certification.

Building 43
On the Warner Bros. back lot in Burbank, California, Building 43 received LEED™ Silver certification for New Construction in 2012. The two-story, 46, 000-square-foot building houses the set lighting, grip, canvas, production sound and transportation departments, as well as offices serving various creative and production staffs working on nearby stages.

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Q&A

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Why did you decide to build green principles into your business?


First, you'd need to clearly explain what is wrong with the current principles and why new ones are needed.
It would be easier to answer this question if we had some sense of what principles you are proposing, because promoting them would very much depend upon what they are.

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Very carefully. 
First, you'd need to clearly explain what is wrong with the current principles and why new ones are needed.
It would be easier to answer this question if we had some sense of what principles you are proposing, because promoting them would very much depend upon what they are.