Stop 5: PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
For hockey fans, the PPG Paints Arena is a must-see destination. Home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the complex is the first LEED Gold certified major sporting arena in the U.S., blazing the trail for sustainable design in sporting venues across the nation. The arena received the inaugural All-Star Energy Award from Direct Energy Business for energy efficiency programs. The Pittsburgh Penguins have joined Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District and the Green Sports Alliance to continue reducing the Arena’s carbon emissions.
More About this Building:
- The arena uses 40% less water than other sporting arenas
- Natural lighting and high-efficiency ventilation have reduced energy use by 31%
- High-efficiency water coolers and ammonia ice chillers help cut energy consumption
- Fun Fact: The facility was ranked as the “Best NHL Arena” by Sports Business Journal in its first year of operation