TEAMS AND ARENAS
NBA teams have committed to greening efforts that have helped improve the efficiency of NBA arenas, reduce waste, save money and strengthen teams’ relationships with their communities.
- Six NBA team arenas have received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council: Philips Arena (Atlanta Hawks), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami Heat), Moda Center (Portland Trail Blazers), Toyota Center (Houston Rockets), Barclays Center (Brooklyn Nets) and Amway Center (Orlando Magic).
- Brooklyn Nets
- Barclays Center is the latest NBA arena to receive LEED certification (Silver in July 2013).
- 85% of on-site generated construction waste was diverted from landfill while 56% of the total building materials were manufactured using recycled materials.
- Miami HEAT
- Thanks to a variety of energy efficiency initiatives, AmericanAirlines arena consumes 53% less energy saving more than $660,000 annually when compared to the average facility of similar size.
- Through the “Re-Heat Program,” the HEAT in partnership with C1 Bank and Levy’s Restaurants have facilitated the donation of more than 17.5 tons of food to those in need throughout the Miami community since 2008. The program provides a tax incentive for their partner, Levy Restaurants, and more importantly, ensures that good food is not wasted and sent to landfill.
- Portland Trail Blazers
- With partners like Natureworks, Allied Waste and Desantis Landscaping, the Trail Blazers are currently diverting 90% of arena waste from landfills and using the compost created from this partnership in green spaces in the arena common areas.
- The Trail Blazers’ partnership with Christensen Electric helps contribute to a 35% reduction in electricity (per game/event kWh) since 2008. Christensen Electric has also installed electric vehicle charging stations that help to lessen the carbon impact created from fan travel to and from the arena. Guest commuting contributes 58% to the Trail Blazers carbon footprint.
- Most recently, the Trail Blazers signed a partnership with Daimler Trucks to develop Threes for Trees committing to plant 3 trees for each three pointer scored throughout the season. The partnership will result in more than 3000 trees being planted this spring in Portland’s Sandy River delta, restoring wildlife habitat in the region.
- Sacramento Kings
- This past year, Sacramento Kings announced a partnership with the Green Sports Alliance.
LEED Gold Recertification, 2015
LEED Silver, 2010
LEED Silver, 2013
LEED Gold, 2009
LEED Certified, 2009
LEED Silver, 2009