NBC 7 San Diego moved into a new state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly broadcast facility this spring. The owned station’s new home in Kearny Mesa, California has a certified energy-efficient design that minimizes employees’ impact on the environment in subtle-yet-serious ways.

Here are some of the news center’s greenest features:

  • A 200 KW solar rooftop system and parking lot
  • A 250 KW natural gas fuel cell that emits low carbon electricity
  • A new, tightly-controlled efficient HVAC system that conserves electricity
  • Air-cooled chillers that are capable of using outside cold air to cool computer equipment
  • LED lighting all throughout the facility, including the news studios
  • Use of natural light in lieu of electric light by incorporating occupancy and sunlight driven lighting, solatubes and skylights and automatic shades that are light-sensor driven
  • A low-flow drip system for sprinklers that contains a smart irrigation controller
  • Low-flow water devices, drought tolerant plants and ground cover.

See for yourself as NBC 7’s Jodi Kodesh takes viewers behind the scenes, and learn more about NBCUniversal’s commitment to sustainable facilities here.