Green Sports Alliance Commends Arena’s LEED Platinum Status

Locally sourced food, innovative conservation tactics, green design and more make Golden 1 Center a one-of-a-kind venue – becoming the first indoor sports building (ARENA) in the world to earn LEED Platinum designation. The first of its kind, entirely solar powered arena is committed to enhancing and embracing its role in global environmental leadership.  

“Our hope in creating Golden 1 Center was to help drive meaningful change in our community – which includes working to curb climate change and promote renewable energy,” said Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé.

A lengthy list of sustainability features puts Golden 1 Center in rare company, including 90 percent of food and beverage concessions being sourced from within 150 miles of the arena, 99 percent of demolition materials being recycled, and a whopping 2,000 fewer tons of annual carbon emissions. The arena has put an emphasis on maximum fans’ experience while utilizing notable sustainability practices – something that The Green Sports Alliance has taken notice of.

“We’re extremely proud of the Sacramento Kings being one of the most engaged and aspirational organizations in sports and a leader in this movement,” said Justin Zeulner, Executive Director of Green Sports Alliance.

“It speaks to the level of commitment that the Kings have chosen to not only pursue LEED status, but to strive for and now achieve the highest level at LEED Platinum.”

Between the arena’s “Farm-to-Court” plan, inclusion of recyclables and partnering with the Green Sports Alliance to host the 2017 Green Sports Allianace Summit, sustainable practices will be at the forefront of the new downtown Sacramento attraction.

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