Rogers Place arena in Edmonton has received LEED Silver certification. It is the first NHL facility in Canada built to the LEED Silver certification requirements, demonstrating efficient systems for lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation in building design. The commitment to reduce the building’s environmental impact continues into operations of the facility.
Designed by HOK Architects in association with ATB and Dialog, the 1.1 million square foot arena opened in September 2016. The arena has a capacity of 18,347 for hockey and 20,147 for concerts.
The design team, PCL Construction and other project partners ensured that more than 87 per cent of construction debris was recycled or reused and 20 per cent of all construction materials were derived from recycled content.
“The City of Edmonton aims to be a national leader in setting and achieving the highest standards of environmental preservation and sustainability,” said Councillor Bev Esslinger. “This certification not only helps us reach this goal but positively impacts the health, quality of life and resiliency of our citizens and city.”
The City of Edmonton has a sustainable building policy that mandates the construction of all new buildings to strive for LEED Silver certification as a minimum requirement. Planning, design and construction of the arena and adjacent facilities followed LEED requirements throughout the process and achieved certification through the LEED goals of development density, community connectivity and alternative transportation.
“Designing and building a facility of this magnitude to meet rigorous green building standards is an ambitious undertaking, but one with the potential to have a positive impact on visitors, where they can see sustainability in action. This certification sets a strong example for other large venues in Canada that every building can achieve superior environmental performance,” said Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council.