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Thrashers' Philips Arena Earns first LEED/Green Arena in North America

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04-06-2009, 11:06 AM
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Thrashers' Philips Arena Earns first LEED/Green Arena in North America

The Thrashers' Philips Arena has earned the first LEED Certificate for a major sports arena in North America to meet eco-friendly standards.

http://thrashers.nhl.com/team/app/?s...ticleid=416896

I suppose they're investing in the infrastructure first before they make some of the needed cosmetic changes. Still, they've said they wanted to do this for a while, and they did it!

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NHL/sports going green

Was watching the Weather Channel. http://nba.com/green/ discusses their plans/actions for getting all NBA arenas to be more green (IOW, ecologically more efficient, etc.). They are seeking "LEED certification". And the plan is to get all NBA *and* NHL arenas to go green.

Atlanta's Phillips Arena, home of Thrashers (and NBA Hawks), is now LEED certified.

And they're saving $$s by doing it too.

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Heh, an eco-friendly building in Atlanta of all places?

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my talks with architects in the Leed loop is that its fairly simple to go "silver", on a new project given the range of materials now available. so really, it's a matter of will.

the problem is that new arena construction will be down for several years due to the economy. I have no idea how attractive ($) retrofitting existing rinks are, especially newer ones that have yet to be paid for.

anyhow, it's commendable.

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