Be Electric Goes Green With Green-e® Certified 100% Renewable Energy Commitment
Be Electric Studios LLC, a New York Level 2 Qualified Production Facility soundstage and one of NYC’s premier film and television video stages, is now certified by Green-e® Marketplace for powering 100% of its operations with Green-e® certified renewable electricity, including all of the independent productions that shoot in its facility. Be Electric matches its annual electricity use with renewable energy certificates generated from wind facilities located nationwide.
“As a conscientious operator in an electricity-intensive industry, Be Electric Studios is taking an important step in reducing its greenhouse gas footprint by switching to clean, renewable energy,” said Jennifer Martin, executive director of Center for Resource Solutions, which administers the Green-e® programs. “Their sustainability efforts will serve as a model for others in the film and television industry to reduce their impact on the environment, starting with their electricity use.”
"Operating as sustainably as possible is a huge priority for us, including using renewable energy for all our operations,” said Andrew Stern, founder of Be Electric. “Through our Green-e certification, our clients, customers, and staff can be sure we’re operating with 100% clean energy, and helping to build the market for new wind facilities nationwide.”
The renewable electricity purchased by Be Electric is sourced from RECs generated by wind farms throughout the U.S. By powering its operations with renewable energy, Be Electric is taking real action to reduce the impact of its energy use. Electricity generated from renewable sources results in less environmental waste and pollution and displaces other non-renewable sources from the electric grid. The company’s purchase of electricity created from emissions-free renewable sources avoids carbon dioxide and other pollutants and serves to build the market for renewable energy nationwide, increasing incentives for developing new facilities.
About Be Electric Studios LLC
Be Electric Studios was started in 2014 by a small group of Bushwick-based photographers and filmmakers, and was built in the DIY spirit of the NYC production community to provide affordable video studio rentals and photo studio rentals in Brooklyn. Since acquiring New York Level 2 Qualified Production Facility soundstage status for the NY Film Production Tax Credit, Be Electric has also become one of NYC’s premier film and television video stages. Learn more at www.beelectric.tv/sustainability.
About Green-e® Certification and Center for Resource Solutions
The Green-e® certification program is run by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, and is the leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. CRS offers certification and verification services through Green-e® Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e® Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; Green-e® Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, internationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders; and Green-e® Renewable Fuels, a biomethane certification program. To learn more about Green-e® certified products and programs, visit www.green-e.org.