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Green Initiatives

Pinewood Toronto Studios was built with a small carbon footprint in mind and has a number of green initiatives in place to respect the environment.  The studios are also an active member of Green Screen Toronto, a local initiative that consults with productions on how to minimize their environmental impact.

Energy Efficiency

Automated lighting, heating and cooling systems
Lights in our offices are activated by motion sensor: they turn on when you enter a room and turn off when you exit. Light levels and sources are adjustable. Heating and cooling are controlled by a building automation system – reducing energy use during off-peak hours.

Insulation
Stages and offices are insulated to help regulate temperatures inside and reduce the amount of heating/cooling energy used.

Appliances
Appliances in wardrobe and craft/kitchen areas are energy/water efficient.

Instantaneous hot water systems
Water is heated only when necessary – minimizing wasted heating energy.

Recycling & Conservation

General recycling
Recycling bins are present in all offices, stage support areas and photocopy areas to reduce landfill-bound paper waste at the source.

Bioswale to remediate drainage water
The front of our lot is lined with plants that create a bioswale. Bioswales are landscape elements that naturally trap dirt and pollutants from runoff (drainage) water. Once clean, this water can be reused for irrigation.

Runoff water pool
The roof of the Mega Stage is structured in such a way that allows rain water to run off into a pond below. This water is then used for irrigation.

Local vegetation
Our on-site plant life is native to the Toronto area, so it can survive Toronto's climate – even the winters. Because local plants are used to the climate, they can be watered less frequently.

Nighttime irrigation
Irrigation is programmed to happen at night to reduce evaporation.

Filtered water coolers
Water coolers eliminate the need for bottled water – reducing plastic consumption.