Allegiant Stadium-Raiders set Green bar


Allegiant Stadium receives certification Image: Allegiant Stadium, Tomás Del Coro, CC BY-SA 2.0

As part of its commitment to sustainable policies and programs that minimize its environmental footprint, the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada (US) – home of the National Football League (NFL) team Las Vegas Raiders – announced on July 17th that it has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

‘allegiant stadium’ stated that the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the world’s most widely used Green-building rating system and is an international symbol of excellence. The Allegiant Stadium is now one of the seven NFL stadiums to achieve LEED certification.

The 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium is a domed stadium located in Paradise, Nevada (US). It is the home stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels college football team. Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the Allegiant Stadium is an award-winning global events destination.

New York (US)-based the National Football League is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area (US). The Raiders compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference West division.

Washington, D.C., (US)-based the U.S. Green Building Council, co-founded by Mike Italiano, David Gottfried and Rick Fedrizzi in 1993, is a private 5013, membership-based nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction and operation.

‘allegiant stadium’ further stated that in addition to the LEED Gold Certification, the Allegiant Stadium was recently recognized by the Green Sports Alliance at its annual summit, receiving a 2023 Play to Zero Award for its waste diversion program. These recognitions cement Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas Raiders as leaders in sustainability in sports, entertainment and the corporate event market.

Portland, Oregon (US)-based the Green Sports Alliance is the environmentally-focused trade organization that convenes stakeholders from around the sporting world (teams, leagues, conferences, venues, corporate partners, Governmental agencies, athletes, and fans) to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. It is committed to creating awareness and dedicated to creating meaningful change towards a more sustainable future.

The Play to Zero Award celebrates outstanding tracking efforts and impressive reduction achievements in water, waste and energy. Innovation awardees have taken these accolades further by driving positive change in social and environmental justice.

Said Samantha Johnson, Senior Vice-President of Sales and leader of the sustainability efforts at the Allegiant Stadium, “The Allegiant Stadium is thrilled to reach the tremendous achievement of LEED Gold Certification for our sustainability efforts. As the sports and entertainment industry leaders, our comprehensive sustainability initiatives have set the bar and greatly benefited the Las Vegas community and our clients.”

Stated Christopher Sotiropulos, Vice-President of Stadium Operations at Las Vegas Raiders, “The Las Vegas Raiders commit to excellence in everything we do, including sustainability efforts. The LEED Gold Certification is a testament to our commitment to creating a healthy and environmentally conscious space at the Allegiant Stadium for Raider Nation, our players, fans, and the community we call home.”

The stadium’s sustainability initiatives excelled in several areas in its LEED certification application. Those areas include:

  • Materials and Resources: For its enhanced waste diversion practices, community support through materials donations and the stadium’s Green products purchasing policy;
  • Sustainable Sites: For its integrated pest management planning, minimizing the use of herbicides and pesticides, invasive species controls, minimizing air pollution from maintenance equipment, reducing stormwater runoff and erosion, and efficient irrigation systems;
  • Water Efficiency: For its utilization of high-efficiency indoor faucets and toilet fixtures, active monitoring of water uses towards improved efficiencies and minimal landscape irrigation;
  • Energy and Atmosphere: For its use of low-impact refrigerants, energy-efficient LED lighting, robust systems monitoring, and management and maximized efficiency in indoor climate control;
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: For a robust tobacco-and-smoke-free facility, rigorous Green cleaning protocols, effective ventilation for improved air circulation, low-impact materials and high visitor satisfaction feedback; and
  • Transportation: For its advocacy and availability to pedestrian access, shuttle services to and from nearby hotels, adjacent public transit express bus stops, and isolated ride-share pick-off and drop-off locations.

Added Krystle Johnson, owner of Alder Tree Consulting, who consults Allegiant Stadium on its sustainable efforts, “The Alder Tree Consulting is beyond proud to be part of such a passionate and driven group of individuals who care about the environment and health of the community. Throughout the Allegiant Stadium LEED application process, we saw firsthand the dedication put in by multiple stadium departments to achieve this goal. This award directly reflects the staffs’s combined efforts and dedication to the Allegiant Stadium Sustainability Program, and we are only just beginning.”

California (US)-based the Alder Tree Consulting is a sustainability and community affairs consulting firm specializing in building, enhancing and maintaining dynamic sustainability programs. Through dedicated efforts in maximizing sustainable and community-centric achievements, Alder Tree has been proven to elevate the reputation of its clients, identify cost saving opportunities through sustainable planning and provide consistent tracking with analytical analysis to provide personalized guidance.

In addition, the Alder Tree excels in achieving high-ranking Green and sustainably-centered certifications for the stadiums, arenas and venues as well as identifying and securing local, national and global recognitions for its clients’ sustainable achievements. The Alder Tree believes strongly in the value of educating clients on sustainable practices and connecting to the communities.

Said Peter Templeton, President-cum-head honcho, USGBC, “Achieving LEED certification is more than just implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better. Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that effort, the Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas Raiders are creating a path forward through their LEED certification.”

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