Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) doesn’t just make award-winning films, they also build award-winning office buildings. The company’s Lot and Office Transformation (LOT) Project in Culver City, Calif., has received a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LOT Project includes two new 100,000 square-foot office buildings and a parking structure.

The two buildings, which are named after Jack Cohn and Harry Cohn, provide a place for employees and visitors to congregate, relax, eat, and even exercise. The Gensler Architecture-designed buildings include the use of regionally sourced materials when available, an onsite stormwater filtration system, low-flow plumbing, a motion-sensitive lighting system, Green Housekeeping, and premium parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and car poolers. During the construction process, 93 percent of the waste materials were diverted from area landfills.

"We are proud to receive this designation for our newest buildings on the lot," said Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures. "It's our belief that we have a responsibility to help create a greener world for our community and future generations, and this project is an important part of our overall sustainability efforts." Source: SPE

The new LEED certified buildings are just part of Sony Picture Entertainment’s overall commitment to sustainability. Two years ago the company announced several sustainability minded goals including the desire to become a zero waste studio main lot, the implementation of an onsite composting program, and of course, a commitment to green building.

LEED Gold for Sony Pictures
SPE's new Jack Cohn and Harry Cohn buildings earn LEED Gold certification.