As part of our efforts to help reduce carbon emission and promote green urban living, Broadway Stages is New York City’s first solar powered sound stage! As the first Brooklyn based sound stage to become solar energy reliant, Broadway Stages strives to educate the importance of solar energy and to become a leader in the ongoing initiative in making New York City, green and sustainable.
This past Tuesday, November 29th, the 12th Grade Environmental Science students from the Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design(WHSAD) were invited to Broadway Stages to tour our solar energy rooftops. The students toured our solar energy rooftops and learned about how our solar energy commitment has helped keep Brooklyn green!
To guide the tour, Broadway Stages asked David Buckner of Solar Energy Systems, who helped install Broadway Stages’ solar panels and an expert on solar energy in urban environments, to present a brief lesson on the future of solar energy. Buckner informed students of the environmental impact of Broadway Stages’ solar energy initiative in reducing carbon emissions by “offsetting over 822,000 pounds of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of planting over 8500 street trees in this community. These meaningful results illustrate the powerful return on investment from harnessing energy from the sun.”
The students successfully left with a better understanding of the type of flat solar panels used and the logic in the array of solar panels on the roof of our stages. Broadway Stages would like to thank the WHSAD and Ms. Sarah Tom as well as the students in the 12th Grade Environmental Science class, in giving us the opportunity to teach our community about the importance of solar energy and going green! #GreenwithStage
To read more of Broadway Stages’s commitment to education in Greenpoint and New York City please see our: Commitment to Education