Monthly Archives: January 2017

Summit Insider: Golden 1 Center, Home of the Sacramento Kings

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The Green Sports Alliance is thrilled to host our 7th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit June 27-29 at the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings.

The Golden 1 Center is a LEED Platinum Certified professional indoor sports venue, running on 100% clean solar energy with delta breeze enhanced cooling and a low flow water recapture system.

Golden 1 Center Environmental Considerations:

  • Executive chef and restaurant partners source 90% of their ingredients from a 150-mile radius
  • Majority of beer, wine and spirits sourced within 150-mile radius
  • All leftover, edible food will be given to Sacramento Community Food Bank and Family Services via our Second That program, supporting over 200 local agencies
  • California Safe Soil will treat waste with organic enzymes and process in a giant food digester. It will be “digested” and then pasteurized, filtered and put back into the soil at local farms.
  • Leftover fryer oil, which is locally produced rice bran oil, will be converted to biodiesel by a local, family-run business

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Building on their “Farm-to-Court” philosophy, their mission is to build a one-of-a-kind, hyper-local food and sustainability program for a world-class sports and entertainment venue. And as a proud member of the Green Sports Alliance, the venue was an obvious choice of locale.

Come see this state of the art facility for yourself at the Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 27-29, 2017.

Early bird registration rates of $299 end January 31, 2017. Register today!

UEFA EURO 2016 Social Responsibility & Sustainability Post-Event Report

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UEFA EURO 2016 was a large global football event held in 10 host cities all over France. With 24 teams, 51 games played in 10 stadiums, and 2.5 million ticket holders it was a very successful event.

Click here to view the post-event sustainability report.

Sustainable Sports: Design Good Sports

By Chris DeVolder, HOK

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Hundreds of years ago, a sports facility served as a city’s hub. It occupied the main public square or area where citizens assembled to support civic activities and housed functions including hospitality, food and retail.

By the mid-20th century, many new sports venues were built outside the central business district. Such facilities are often surrounded by parking space and focus on a single use, resulting in disconnection from the city’s day-to-day life and infrastructure.

Today, many new sports facilities are returning to city centres as part of sports-oriented, mixed-use developments. There’s a focus on engaging residents, daytime workers and visitors every day of the week – not just on game or match days.

Developers of arenas in cities including Edmonton in Canada and Detroit, Michigan, are following the successful model of the Kansas City Power & Light District and the Nationwide Arena District in Columbus, Ohio, which integrate sports, entertainment, retail, office and residential. These projects promote related development and maximise return on investment while creating vibrant, sustainable urban communities.

As well as economic sustainability, design strategies related to the site and landscape, transportation, materials and resources, energy and the indoor environment can help operators minimise impact on the environment while improving the bottom line.

Click here to read the full story.
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