State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
680,000 square feet
LEED ID+C Gold
TRUE Zero Waste: Platinum
TRUE Zero Waste Consulting
State Farm Arena, home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC). Situated in downtown Atlanta, State Farm Arena was certified due to efforts that include a partnership with Rubicon Global to recycle 12,500 seats in 2018 following its $192 million makeover; the arena and surrounding area becoming a smoke-free campus; upgrading the lighting fixtures to LED lighting, which led to 41 percent lighting power reduction; installing more efficient plumbing fixtures that will save 540,000 gallons of potable water per year; and more than 900 tons of waste was sent to Atlanta’s Lifecycle Building for resale, instead of going to landfills.
The Hawks and State Farm Arena continue to lead the way in sustainable practices for sports and live event venues. Most recently, the earned TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Platinum certification. With this achievement, State Farm Arena is now the only and world’s first sports and live entertainment venue in the world to receive TRUE certification. When beginning this journey in 2019, State Farm Arena diverted only an average of 10 percent of total waste. Since May 2021, the venue has consistently diverted a minimum of 90 percent of fan-generated waste from landfills.
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