The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification which means that the new arena met a new standard of sustainability. The Consol Energy Center strove for sustainability through features such as a curved glass wall for retention and conservation of energy and by using recycled and local materials. In addition the Consol Energy Center was also recognized for its’ water conservation techniques.
The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the only NHL sports facility in North America with a gold certificate of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED certification program was created by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council in 2000. The program provides guidance on green building design and operation, with focuses on areas such as water efficiency and energy usage. There are four levels of certification: Basic, silver, gold, and platinum. Certification is determined by a committee of volunteers from across the construction industry.
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