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Environmental and Homeland Security Standards

The Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus will incorporate the most advanced international standards and modern environmental design to lower operating costs, use solar and geothermal energy, provide improved air quality and natural lighting for workers, reduce urban heat island effects, avoid waste of water resources, incorporate recycled and renewable products, and plan for disposal of hazardous materials.

Vegas PBS is the first TV station in the US or Canada to register for LEED certification, and will probably be the first to incorporate the other three standards. We will rely on vendors and government regulators to validate these claims since there are no external MSRC, WEEE, or RoHS certification agencies in the US. The standards are:

LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  • US Green Building Council
  • New Construction standards issued in 2000
  • Aims to stimulate energy efficient and sustainable building practices that are fiscally justifiable.

MSRC = Media Security and Reliability Council

  • FCC advisory council
  • Best Practices issued November 2004 in response to 9-11
  • Suggests best practices for broadcasters regarding physical security, backup power, redundant facilities, and cooperative communications

WEEE = Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

  • European Union directive
  • Effective August 2005
  • Requires documentation of product end-of-life management, eco-friendly design, and life-style thinking

RoHS = Restriction of Hazardous Substances

  • European Union directive
  • Effective July 2006
  • Prohibits use of mercury, lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and brominated flame retardants in electronics



Educational Technology Campus

3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 799-1010 
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