Second Line Stages

The Country’s First Independent Green Film Studio

Second Line Stages has continued to embrace practices that are designed to enable cleaner, smarter, more responsible physical production, which appeals to major studio and independent production users, alike, as the entire industry strives to adopt greener production protocols.

Here are some highlights of Second Line Stage’s LEED GOLD achievements to date:


  • EV charging stations on site
  • High efficiency LED bulbs in all support, office, and stage spaces.
  • Preferred parking for fuel efficient autos

Construction / Recycled and Reused

  • Achieved: 20% recycled content in all building materials (excluding mechanical, electrical, and plumbing)
  • Achieved: Reuse of 75% of the building’s existing exterior walls and structural elements
  • Achieved: 50% Construction and demolition debris (waste) diverted from landfill.

Indoor Air / Environmental Quality

  • Low emitting materials: paints, coatings, sealants, composite wood and agrifibers, adhesives,
  • Quality IAQ performance
  • Thermal comfort design
  • Controllablity of lighting systems
  • Outdoor air delivery monitoring


  • All adhesives and sealants meet low VOC limits set by South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
  • Paints and coatings meet VOC limitations set by Green Seal Standard GS-11.
  • All carpet Green Label Plus certified by Carpet and Rug Institute.
  • All composite wood products have no added urea formaldehyde in components or glues.
  • Windows – High efficient glazing with low solar heat gain coefficient

Mechanicals and Engineering

  • High efficiency, air-cooled chillers and systems with:
  • Variable air volume systems
  • Automated Schedule Efficiency Control
  • Variable speed drives
  • R-410 and R-134a no ozone depleting refrigerants utilized in the cooling design.
  • And premium efficiency motors on all mechanical and electrical systems
  • Thermal seal and insulation have designed for efficient energy performance, mold/moisture control, and comfort
  • Coolers have enhanced refrigerant management

Power / Lighting

  • Energy efficient fixtures and appliances in place throughout
  • High Efficiency LED and Fluorescent bulbs in all spaces with electronic ballasts

Second Line Operations

  • Convenient power drops on site to eliminate diesel fueled generator usage
  • Comprehensive recycling, composting and set strike programs
  • Bicycle storage, showers and changing rooms
  • Low emitting furniture and carpet systems
  • Battery recycling program

Sustainable Site

  • TPO Roofing
  • Pervious concrete for rainwater management
  • Brownfield redevelopment site
  • Construction pollution prevention
  • Neighborhood restoration / community connectivity


  • Low-Flow plumbing fixtures
  • 30% Water use reduction
  • Water efficient landscaping

For more informaton on LEED, click here.