Official Site of the Edmonton Oilers
By Kelsey Spohn
There’s no doubt that the future looks bright for Rogers Place, the soon-to-be home of the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) and the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), with its doors slated to open for the 2016-17 season. With the new arena’s construction in full swing and things looking up, literally, the project is also trailblazing in all-things ‘green’. Rogers Place, in the heart of downtown Edmonton will be the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada. This state-of-the-art facility will act as a catalyst to the city’s downtown core while also setting the bar for future growth and sustainability.
It’s certainly the golden age of stadium sustainability all over the world as there has been an explosion of interest in green building design in the last few years. Globally, stadiums are incorporating environmental intelligent operations into their design right from the start. This progressive approach has naturally been motivated by the ever-increasing public awareness and interest in better environmental responsibility across society and the benefits to the planet. Despite this, being LEED-certified is a rare feat, with only 20 stadiums or arenas meeting this standard in professional sports.