Innovative, sustainable practices and technologies.
A famous frog in our industry once sang that “it’s not easy being green.” Happily, he’d be revising that tune in beautiful British Columbia.
We at Martini Film Studios are changing that tune as well, making it easier for our operations and all of our productions to contribute to a cleaner, greener environment for all. As a part and partner of the Creative BC and province-wide green initiatives, we continuously work in the promotion of programs that provide opportunities for productions to lighten their environmental footprint. Every bit counts. From energy conservation to promoting less use of plastics and waste, it is Martini Film Studios’ mission to continue building upon its literal foundation as a green partner. Our Studios were constructed with a green consciousness, incorporating technologies such as action-sensitive LED lighting, energy-saving heating and cooling zones and paperless hand dryers. Our operations provide options for all recycling, composting and programs to mitigate food waste. Martini Film Studios incorporates sustainable technologies and practices throughout its studios, supporting its goal to reach net zero by the end of 2022.
Renewable Natural Gas Provided by FortisBC
Martini Film Studios is pleased to announce its entire studio is now operating on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The Langley-based studio is the first film studio in British Columbia to sign up for this carbon-neutral energy innovation supported by FortisBC, one of the province’s largest energy providers.
Renewable Natural Gas is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste in landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. When bacteria break down organic waste, the process produces biogas mostly made of methane – a greenhouse gas that impacts the earth’s temperature and climate system. FortisBC works with local farmers, municipalities and energy companies to capture and purify methane that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere, creating carbon-neutral RNG for customers like Martini Film Studios.
“We are committed to reaching net-zero energy use by the end of 2022, helping our tenants and productions reduce their carbon footprint while continuing to create world-class film and TV productions. An important step towards reaching our goal is switching our gas supply to RNG, with the support of FortisBC. We are investing in a range of initiatives and technologies to reduce the energy used in our studios and honour our commitment to the Reel Green production initiative here in BC, and this is a great first step.”
Gemma Martini, CEO of Martini Film Studios.
EV charging infrastructure
Martini Film Studios is proud to be able to offer productions Level 2 EV charging stations on the Lots. Across our main studio facilities, we currently have 22 charging stations allowing production teams to use efficient and green EV vehicles.
Solar Panel Installations
To further reach our goal of becoming a NetZero facility by the end of 2022, we installed a 54kw solar panel farm on the roof of the studios. Feeding solar-generated energy into our power grid on the lot is a practical solution to help productions reduce their carbon footprint while filming their projects