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Rogers Place LEEDs the Way
Home sweet home. Rogers Place, the future home of the Edmonton Oilers will be open for the 2016-17 season and how sweet it will be. The new arena in the heart of downtown Edmonton aspires to be the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada. This state-of-the-art facility will act as a catalyst for further development in the city’s downtown core while also setting the bar for future growth and sustainability.

“From top to bottom, Rogers Place is world class. It’s been designed to optimize energy performance and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Patrick LaForge, President & COO, Oilers Entertainment Group. “It’s good business and good for the planet to focus on sustainability. The Oilers, through Rogers Place and other initiatives are proud to help lead the way.”

Its LEED Silver-certification will be anchored by sustainable efficiencies including development density, transportation, reducing water use and optimizing energy performance.

Being constructed as a compact and dense development, Rogers Place will be well connected to the community with seven Light-Rail Transit (LRT) stops within walking distance, strong pedestrian connections and charging stations for electric cars in the arena’s parkade.

Water use reduction efforts include low flow plumbing fixtures and toilets throughout Rogers Place and its plumbing design will minimize water usage by up to 35%.

Extensive energy modelling will be in place to reduce overall energy consumption and focus on efficiency. To reduce the building’s carbon footprint, there will be heat recovery ventilation and central control of heating, cooling and lighting systems. Going above standard requirements, Rogers Place will have a highly insulated building envelope as well.

Environmental and operational excellence are key pillars for Rogers Place, the Oilers and partner, the City of Edmonton. The Oilers’ sustainability efforts have been bolstered by the homecoming of Edmonton-native, Captain Andrew Ference, the winner of the 2014 King Clancy Award. The award is presented annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Andrew exemplifies leadership and is a huge champion for green initiatives in the community and in professional sports.

There’s no doubt the future looks bright (and green) for the Oilers and the Edmonton Arena District as Rogers Place and its partners are committed to sustainability, cutting-edge design at the Oilers new home in 2016-17.

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LA Galaxy Engage Youth in Recycling Through Recycle Goal Program
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In 2013, the Los Angeles Galaxy launched "Recycle Goal," a program challenging Southern California soccer players and supporters to clean up litter in their communities. Local youth teams ages 9 through 14 were invited to participate by collecting recyclables in their community and competing to win tickets to Galaxy games and a soccer clinic with the Galaxy. The program engaged 13 youth soccer teams and the top two teams alone collected more than 4,500 pounds of recyclable material. Gordon Kljestan, Manager of Amateur Soccer and Fan Development for the LA Galaxy, notes, “Recycle Goal was a great way for us to give back to our communities and encourage young soccer players to recycle. The kids learned about recycling, got involved in their cities, and enjoyed watching a game. The program was a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year.” 
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