March 1, 2016 Staff Report
Kaufman Astoria Studios has installed 373 solar panels on one of its rooftops, which will provide power to its offices, lights and elevators inside.
According to the studio, this new solar power system was installed on top of its 18,000-square-foot Stage K building, which has housed film and TV productions such as “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.”
The panels will produce 121.2 kilowatts of electricity, which are expected to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 93 metric tons each year.
“We look at everything we do at KAS in terms of our role in the Astoria community—our relationship with the people who live here, the people who work at the studio who are part of this community and our business neighbors,” Hal Rosenbluth, President and CEO of Kaufman Astoria Studios, said.
“Along those same lines, we’re also committed to playing a positive role in the larger community by being environmentally responsible. We’re very pleased that the solar panels at Stage K will advance this mission and cut back on our carbon footprint.”