T-Mobile Arena Becomes First LEED Certified Sports and Entertainment Facility in Las Vegas
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification to T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue which opened in April of 2016 in Las Vegas. LEED is the preeminent rating system for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings, and T-Mobile Arena is the first sports and entertainment facility in Las Vegas to achieve LEED certification. The privately-funded indoor arena will host the NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and is the home of the UFC.
Populous design attributes that support T-Mobile Arena’s LEED Gold rating include reduced energy consumption through use of high-efficiency LED lighting, an on-site well and low flow fixtures for water conservation. During the construction process an effort was made to reduce waste, resulting in 80 percent of construction waste being recycled. A large portion of the venue was created with pre- and post-consumer-recycled material as well, including 7,000 lbs. of recycled steel.
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