WYEP-FM (91.3) is a place where the music matters as much as the environment, according to Radio World and Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Green Building Alliance.

The publications visit the non-comm triple-A station, which last year moved into its new “community broadcast center” on the city’s South Side.

The studios and offices comprise the first radio station to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System.

WYEP made extensive use of recycled and energy-efficient materials; the ceilings are made of recycled blue jeans, the linoleum on the floors is made of linseed oil and flour, and wheat board was used as a wood substitute.

“This project is simpatico with our mission of improving the quality of life in the region,” Lee Ferraro, WYEP’s station manager, tells the magazine. “Building green is building quality and it fits into our culture. Everyone who works here is into energy savings.”