KLVX-TV, a PBS affiliate in Las Vegas, has solar photovoltaic panels on its roof that generate 18.4 percent of its building’s electricity on site.
The 108,000-square-foot building consumes 35 percent less energy than similar buildings.
It has geothermal wells to cool air-conditioning water, while underground cisterns collect rainwater.
“In June, our electrical bill in this building was $9,000; the bill in our old building, which was one-quarter of the size, was $11,000. You do the math,” KLVX General Manager Tom Axtell told Las Vegas Business Press.
The building, which also serves as a public education facility, houses Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Educational Media Center, Homeland Security and Emergency Response support system and all Las Vegas PBS departments.
Martin-Harris Construction served as contractor on the building, which was designed by JMA.
Nevada Power Company supplied solar panels for the facility.