Traditional energy sources come from non-renewable resources such as coal and fossil fuels. Though favored to generate the majority of our electrical energy in past years, these non-renewable resources are known to cause detrimental effects on our environment. Byproducts such as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning coal and fossil fuels are the leading causes to irreversible environmental concerns, the biggest of which is global warming.
However, in recent years, the transition to more sustainable and green sources of energy have been popularized in favor of the tremendous ecological benefits and positive environmental effects. Of the most popular natural resources is solar energy, which rely only on the power of the sun to generate electricity. In fact, homes everyday across the nation are being converted to solar homes with solar panels installed on its rooftop to sustain residential energy needs.
Likewise, rather than heavily on traditional sources of energy such as coal, Broadway Stages has committed to solar energy since 2010 as a significant energy resource to become Brooklyn’s first soundstage to be powered by solar energy. With over 50,000 square feet of solar panels installed on Kingsland soundstage rooftop, our solar energy output accounts for a 30% of our energy needs. Solar rooftop as large as ours are also helping reduce up to 822,000 lbs of carbon emission in the air which would require over 8000 trees to absorb annually.
In conjunction with our solar commitment, Broadway Stages also participates in New York City’s CoolRoofs Program which encourages businesses to cover rooftops with white reflective paint to reduce energy consumption used to cool buildings. As a result of using two innovative green energy resources, Broadway Stages uses significantly less electrical energy from traditional sources of power than normal sound stages. Instead choosing to be leaders in creating green energy sound stages, Broadway Stages is changing the way green energy is being used in the Film and Tv industry in New York. Changing the way we use energy, Broadway Stages is helping lead the way as one of Brooklyn’s largest full service film production companies that is going green!