AtmosAir Project Spotlight: Golden 1 Center

By AtmosAir Solutions

2018.09.21-AtmosAir Golden 1 Center-IMAGE

AtmosAir is excited to announce our new project spotlight, the LEED Platinum Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings!  Located in downtown Sacramento, the publicly owned arena is part of a business and entertainment district called Downtown Commons (DoCo), which includes a $250 million, 16-story mixed-use tower.

Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings!

In addition to the Kings’ home games, the arena hosts concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events.  Suite partners have access to three exclusive clubs on the premium level including two skyboxes that overlook the concourse with a direct view of the outside.   Total capacity is expandable to about 19,000 to accommodate concert audiences.

Sustainability is of great importance to the Golden 1 Center and the AtmosAir team is ecstatic to be a part of their efforts to “green up” sports.  By installing our system, the Golden 1 Center will also use AtmosAir to enhance HVAC energy efficiency and will give the arena the ability to shave peak load energy demand.

The Center also uses Sun Power for clean and efficient energy, is LEED Certified, and like AtmosAir, is a member of the Green Sports Alliance, helping to leverage sports to push the boundaries of innovation.

AtmosAir makes it possible for world class athletes to train with the same clean, pure air found only at the highest mountain elevations.  The system features sustainable tubes that distribute negative and positive ions to reduce particulate matter and TVOC from the athlete’s breathing space—improving indoor air quality and therefore athletic performance.

Read the full article here.

Tagged with: , ,

Innovative, Impactful and Replicable Sustainability Projects Encouraged to Apply for World Sailing Funding

The governing body reignites its 11th Hour Racing partnership to support eligible projects for three years with $10,000 worth of prize money.
The 48th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships will see 382 sailors from 66 nations racing in 265 boats across nine disciplines. Corpus Christi, Texas, USA is hosting the 2018 Youth Worlds from 14-21 July 2018.

The 48th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships will see 382 sailors from 66 nations racing in 265 boats across nine disciplines. Corpus Christi, Texas, USA is hosting the 2018 Youth Worlds from 14-21 July 2018.

REWARDS OF $10,000 WILL BE OFFERED to organisations or individuals in sailing who are undertaking innovative, impactful and replicable sustainability projects.

World Sailing will allocate the funding in order to sustain the chosen projects over the next three years.

Working with sustainability specialists, 11th Hour Racing, the governing body is inviting applications and nominations for the prize money and the Sustainability Award trophy (made from recycled carbon fibre and bioresin), which will be presented at the World Sailing Award 2018 in Florida on 30 October.

The deadline for applications is 8 October 2018.

Any person or organisation connected with sailing – such as National Federations, clubs, event organisers or sailors – can apply or be nominated, as long as their project was developed after November 2017.

However, to be considered the projects must comply with a number of eligibility criteria. They are required to demonstrate meaningful impact, be innovative and replicable, and align with the key objectives outlined in World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030 strategy (see below).

During the application process, applicants will be asked to explain their project in the context of leadership and vision, engagement, commitment and delivery, future plans, as well demonstrating how it raises industry standards and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Dan Reading, World Sailing’s sustainability programme manager, will be part of the judging panel that chooses the winners. He will be joined by a representative from 11th Hour Racing and members of the World Sailing Sustainability Commission: Mike Golding OBE (chair), Mark Orams, Jill Savery, Will Oxley, Stratis Andreadis, James Blake, Emily Penn and Stephanie Draper.

Read the full article here.

Tagged with: , ,

Kia Oval Cricket Ground Significantly Reduce Plastic Waste

By Rachel Cooper, Climate Action

2018-09-21-Kia Oval reduce waste-IMAGE

The cricket ground has introduced a number of measures to reduce plastic waste.

By installing water fountains and switching to reusable drinking vessels it has prevented roughly 690,000 pieces of plastic from being used at the venue.

This follows the year anniversary of its partnership with Sky Ocean Rescue, with the goal to slash the amount of single-use plastic used at the cricket ground and become plastic free by 2020.

Part of the scheme involved handing out 25,000 Sky Ocean rescue-branded reusable water bottles to reduce the need for disposable plastic bottles. They have also created the hashtag – #PassOnPlastic.

Fiona Ball, Sky Ocean Rescue’s head of responsible business, said: “Single-use plastic is a huge issue. Trillions of pieces of plastic are floating around our oceans, with another eight million tons introduced to this ecosystem every year. It never decomposes and will remain there forever. Working with the Kia Oval team has not only helped us bring this issue to life for an army of sports fans but also helped them make simple life changes that collectively make a big difference.”

Due to efforts from the surrey cricket ground, after this weekend’s final Test between England and India, 20,000 fewer plastic pint glasses will be taken to landfill.

Richard Gould, Surrey County Cricket Club’s chief executive, said: “Increasing the sustainability of our operation is a major priority at the Kia Oval as we work towards our goal of becoming single-use plastic free by 2020. It is a difficult journey, involving work in every area of our business and initiatives like this with Sky Ocean Rescue really help move us in the right direction.”

Read the full article here.

Tagged with: , , ,
Welcome to the Green Sports Alliance News Feed & Blog. We do our best to keep up with new and noteworthy stories in the world of green sports, but if we've missed something, please drop us a line and let us know! Use the search function below or click through our archive to find past postings.