Houston breathes green

21 06 2010

I’m becoming obsessed with sports stadiums, arenas and ballparks and all the components that go into their operation. One facet of that topic that I’ve begun writing about on SLAMonline is the trend of NBA arenas to become certified LEED buildings. It’s a certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council in which a building has to earn a certain amount of points to register various levels of certification. The points are broken down into different categories, such as recycling cardboard or lowering water usage.

During the application process, the representatives of a building file for a certain number of points, which tell the USGBC the ways in which that building is “greener.” Some building improvements are made before the application is approved while others are finished afterward. Anyway, you can find out more about how Toyota Center became the fourth NBA arena to become LEED-approved.

Click the link below to read the story.

Houston goes LEED

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