NBC Dallas facility gets LEED certification

The Studios at DFW, the 75,000-square foot facility NBCUniversal built for its NBC and Telemundo facilities in Dallas, has earned the LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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The facility, which sits on eight acres and opened in October 2013, is located in the CentrePort Business Park, located just south of the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport (hence the “DFW” in the name).

The building features the studios and newsroom for KXAS-TV, the local NBC station, and KXTX-TV, the Telemundo affiliate. Both are owned by NBCUniversal.

Some of the building features that helped it earn its LEED rating include:

  • More than a quarter of the total building materials used in construction, by volume, were from recycled material
  • A white roof reduces building island heating effect and lowers heat load on the structure
  • Water use reduction strategies include a native, drought tolerant landscape, which reduces water usage by 36 percent
  • Energy management strategies result in a reduction of energy use by 28 percent
  • Nearly 80 percent of construction waste generated from the project was recycled and diverted from landfills
  • 70 percent of ongoing energy procurement will meet the “Green-e” definition for renewable power
  • An interior design that maximizes natural light and open space, featuring north facing clerestory windows and glass front offices
  • The development and implementation of a Green Education Program featuring an LEED instructional video for employees in addition to a locally led ergonomics program

With this announcement, the Studios at DFW becomes the Dallas-Ft. Worth region’s first LEED certified broadcast facility and one of only a few in the nation, according to the station.

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