New LEED-Certified Feature Editorial Building Opens on Fox Studios Lot

After three years of design, construction, and collaboration, Fox Studios officially opened the Richard D. Zanuck Production Building, a four-story, 14,000 square foot production facility, on the Fox Lot in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 24. In addition to its state-of-the-art production resources, the building is also the first LEED-certified post-production facility in Los Angeles, boasting some significant environmental benefits. 

The building features many energy efficient technologies, including high efficiency lighting, air conditioning, and plumbing fixtures, offsetting annual energy use by more than 20% and water use by more than 33%. Wind power provides 70% of the building’s energy, offsetting annual CO2 emissions by 225 tons–the equivalent of taking 47 cars off the road every year. During construction, nearly 84% of construction waste was recycled or re-used. 
The building will also be added to a Lot-wide facilities system that provides green housekeeping, waste recycling, and water filtration for water dispensers and coffee makers that eliminates the use of plastic bottles. 
The project was completed with the help of architecture and construction firms ARC Engineering, Gensler, Tectonics, and Brooke Rege. Brightworks served as the project’s LEED consultant. 

At the opening ceremony on February 24th, Fox Film President Jim Gianopulos dedicated Building 105 to the late Richard D. Zanuck, a veteran producer at Fox who died in 2012.