Elstree Studios is striving to go as "green" as possible.

The film and television studios in Borehamwood says it is reviewing its policies and procedures concerning its carbon footprint.

The studios is also endeavouring to improve its “green” credentials.

"Green energy" suppliers already work with the studios but now it is considering solar energy for house lighting and exterior road lighting, and attempting to encourage users to be efficient in their use of energy for productions and recycling.

Most recently, the arrival of Universal Production services on the site has meant that clients have access to the latest LED lighting equipment.

The Elstree Studios board has also seen changes that help this move towards a 'green studio' with the appointment of among others, award winning director and chairman of Directors UK, Steve Smith, who is a prominent member of the Albert initiative run by BAFTA. The Albert Initiative supports an environmentally sustainable future for the production industry.

Roger Morris, managing director of Elstree Studios said: "The board appointments made recently are to assist in decision making at Elstree Studios from industry experts. Currently we intend to build two more super stages on the old Big Brother site to accommodate demand for feature film, video-on-demand, and television."