T-Mobile Arena Becomes First LEED Certified Sports and Entertainment Facility in Las Vegas
March 14, 2017
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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