Golden 1 Center to Host 2017 Green Sports Alliance Summit Recognizing Global Environmental Leadership

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Arena’s Industry-Leading Solar, Food, Water Conservation Innovations On Display

Media Contact:
John Jacobs, jjacobs@kings.com
Kelley Martin, kelley@greensportsalliance.org

Sacramento, CA – Today, Mayor Kevin Johnson, Green Sports Alliance Executive Director Justin Zeulner and Golden 1 Center executives announced the 7th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit will be held in Sacramento in June 2017. The summit brings together leaders from professional sports teams, collegiate programs, venue management companies, and other pioneers in environmental stewardship to exchange the latest thinking around greening the sports industry and engaging fans.

“We are excited to take the Summit to Sacramento and showcase Golden 1 Center’s commitment to sustainability,” said Green Sports Alliance Chair Scott Jenkins. “The Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center are a model for innovative solutions to environmental challenges.”

Golden 1 Center, California’s newest sports and entertainment facility, features next-generation technology and creative solutions designed to take advantage of the region’s natural resources. It is the first sports venue in North America powered 100% by solar energy. For the first time in North American sports, the venue will utilize a “fan first” displacement ventilation system that cools the lower bowl with passive climate control, decreasing the energy spent on high-demand overhead fans. The world-class food and beverage program sources 90% of the arena’s high-quality ingredients within 150 miles from responsible producers, reducing the arena’s carbon footprint drastically.

“From the beginning, we’re been focused on building a world-class arena that reflects the values of Sacramento,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “We’re honored to have the Alliance and our peers from around the world join us for collaborative discussions about how – through sport – we can make the world a better place.”

Since May 2014, the Kings and the Alliance have been partnering closely to identify and pursue specific strategies and initiatives to promote green design, construction and operations at Golden 1 Center.

“We’re working to help the Kings engage their partners and employees to support the organization’s sustainable initiatives,” said Justin Zeulner. “They are setting a new global standard for sustainable design and performance. We’re proud to see a member of the Green Sports Alliance realize this achievement.”

Read the full press release here.

“Early Bird” registration for the 2017 Green Sports Alliance Summit is now open!  Click here for tickets.*

*The “Early Bird” rate ends August 1.

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