Pepsi Center First U.S. Arena To Offset 100% Of Electricity Used
The Pepsi Center is the first sports arena in the U.S. to claim “100 percent green” status, announcing it will buy enough renewable energy to offset all electricity used at the arena.
Arena officials also announced a program to encourage fan involvement in environmental issues, a package of improvements to the 9-year-old facility, and the arena’s involvement in the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Climate Leaders” program – again, the first in the U.S. by a sports arena.
The renewable energy certificates are being purchased through an agreement with Georgia-based Sterling Planet.
The arena will provide single-stream recycling of plastic cups, all bottles and clean paper products. The arena’s “Play Clean” program will promote recycling aamong the more than 2 million fans that attend events at the venue and will
seek the promotional assistance of the sports and entertainment stars playing at the arena.
The 19,000-seat Pepsi Center is privately owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprises.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Technology Creates a Brighter Future for Small and Mid-Sized Commercial Solar Investments
- Incentive Program Helps Companies Afford Energy Managers
- ARPA-E Issues Grants for Solar Modules
- C-PACE Financing Innovation to Help Connecticut Green Energy Sector
- Orion Wins School District Contracts, Increases Chances for Incentives
- Study: Smartest ‘Smart Building’ Owners Come from Retail, Manufacturing, Construction
- Low Cost IoT Solutions, Data Driven Analytics to Propel Energy Mgmt Market
- A Clean Energy Future in Sight