Educational Technology Campus
The Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus is an integrated digital media facility for Vegas PBS’ family of channels, Educational Media Services (EMS), and the Nevada Learning Academy. The campus provides seamless interaction between both facilities as they create and distribute electronic educational media.
As an environmentally designed sustainable building, the campus is a model for “green” broadcasting practices and for public/private partnership in education and health information. It meets internationally recognized environmental and energy use standards, including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
The campus is a public safety and emergency response center designed to stand up to the challenges of our post 9/11 world.
- Vegas PBS is the first television facility in the United States or Canada to earn LEED Gold Certification.
- Energy conservation systems will reduce carbon emissions by 573 metric tons per year.
- There are 202 geothermal wells that are used to cool the campus. These wells are drilled to an average depth of 425-feet; they are as deep as the Mandalay Bay stands in the sky.
- The sloped rooftop and parking lot diverts rainwater to a 100,000 gallon underground cistern for irrigation.
- Reduced sick days.
- Vegas PBS is designated as the backup Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the Clark County School District and maintains wired and wireless connections to other EOCs, media providers, schools, hospitals and first responders.
- Emergency power capability allows for a seven- to ten-day operation without external power.
- Online classroom video library with over 150,000 titles and 22,000 periodicals.
- Lending media library with over 15,000 titles.
- 8,700 online course enrollments in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Vegas PBS recognizes the following organizations for their generous support of the new Vegas PBS Technology Campus:
GLVAR (Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors)
The Simms Foundation
Wells Fargo Bank
MGM Mirage Resorts