The increase in demand for film studio rental has led to more studios being built around the UK, and production teams are making use of the wider selection of filming options. These new studios are also looking to tackle another growing demand and that’s the need for buildings of all kinds to operate as sustainably as possible.  Studios around the world are looking to help achieve net zero by 2050.

There’s a scientific consensus that in order to prevent the worst climate damages, global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide need to fall by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, and reach net zero around 2050. This will help prevent global warming. Countries around the world are committing to reducing emissions and so is the film industry.  Studios are getting onboard.

Within the carbon emissions generated by a film, electricity and gas use accounts for around 34% of those emissions.  Using studios that make use of renewable energy means that production companies can cut their emissions significantly.

Sustainability at Tannery Studios

Tannery Studios has a rainwater recovery system including internal pipework to toilets, re-routing downpipes from 2,500 sq m of roof space, and gravity feeding air conditioning condensate to flush all the toilets across the site for 3-400 people.

The building has upgraded thermal envelope insulation and glazing, and there are plunge sensors in windows to cut the amount of air conditioning needed.   The south-facing roof space has solar panels to reduce the amount of reliance on the national grid, there are energy-efficient instant hot taps in place and all rooms are equipped with open-source IoT fuse boards to monitor power, lighting, and heating circuits, so occupants can monitor their individual usage and look to reduce unnecessary energy usage. Another key area where there are high levels of carbon emissions is transport, which is why Tannery Studios has electric car charging points.

Find out more about sustainable film studio rental

Take the virtual tour of Tannery Studios or get in touch to find out more about renting a film studio with a focus on sustainability.