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Global Entertainment Venues Embrace LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council released its “LEED in Motion: Venues” report, which highlights the green strategies and savings of more than 30 LEED-certified convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces. For example, the Orlando Magic’s Amway Center, the first NBA arena to earn LEED Gold certification using the LEED Building Design + Construction: New Construction rating system, has saved nearly $1 million a year, including nearly $700,000 in annual energy costs alone, because of LEED certification.
“LEED in Motion: Venues” is the latest in a series of reports from the USGBC designed to provide a holistic snapshot of the green building movement. Other reports focused on retail and residential construction, people, policies and innovations, and places such as China, India, Mexico, Brazil and Europe.
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