"Greenest studio on earth" to open in Atlanta with Electric Owl Studios

The 312,000-sq ft-production campus is set to open on June 8

By Priyanca Rajput 5 May 2023

"Greenest studio on earth" to open in Atlanta with Electric Owl Studios
Credit: Electric Owl Studios

Atlanta, Georgia will soon play host its most eco-friendly production complex to date with Electric Owl Studios (EOS).

Touted as ”the greenest studio on earth”, EOS is a purpose-built film and television studio in the DeKalb County, south of Decatur, Ga. It is co-founded by former Third Rail Studios executives Dan Rosenfelt and Michael Hahn.

The 312,000-sq-ft production campus is billed as the world’s first ground-up LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold-certified facility, making it “the greenest studio on earth.” It aims to minimise its environmental impact by reducing its carbon footprint and generate clean energy by including: LED lighting, 48 EV charging stations, solar panels, living walls, high-efficiency HVAC, carbon-negative concrete, food dehydrators for landscaping reuse, solar golf carts, water refill stations and more.

The campus will see six purpose-built soundstages and expansive ancillary and parking space; and is large enough to support a tentpole feature film or two simultaneous large-scale television series. 

“Our goal is to be an easily accessible, turnkey film and TV studio offering superior facilities, services, and a friendly, reliable experience for our production clients,” said co-founder Rosenfelt. “Our focus on environmental stewardship aims to reduce the impact the production process can have on our planet by leading innovation in every aspect of filming, including design, construction, materials, and overall day-to-day operations.”

Rosenfelt added that the studio “look[s] forward… to continuing our strong relationship with Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBCU, Paramount, Sony, Lionsgate, Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Skydance and Legendary, and partnering with them in their production sustainability efforts”

The new studio will create jobs and further support the entertainment industry’s annual $4bn spend Georgia.

Electric Owl Studios is also introducing its green initiative to other cities. The team has secured an 18-acre site in New York that will be Electric Owl’s second expansion location. The New York development is set to open in early 2025. The studio will again target LEED Gold certification and 50% power requirements generated from renewable resources.  

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