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Allegiant Stadium secures sustainability certification

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Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL American football franchise, has boosted its credentials in sustainability by securing LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is the world’s most widely used green-building rating system. Allegiant Stadium is now one of seven NFL venues to have achieved LEED certification.

Sustainability initiatives at the stadium, which opened nearly three years ago, include a focus on materials and resources, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, indoor environmental quality and transportation.

Specific approaches have included the utilisation of highly efficient indoor toilet facilities, LED lighting, robust systems to monitor indoor climate control, minimizing the use of herbicides and pesticides for pest management, and enhanced waste diversion practices.

“As sports and entertainment industry leaders, our comprehensive sustainability initiatives have set the bar and greatly benefited the Las Vegas community and our clients,” said Samantha Johnson, senior vice president of sales and leader of the sustainability efforts at Allegiant Stadium.

Krystle Johnson, owner of Alder Tree Consulting, which provided consultancy services for Allegiant Stadium on its sustainable efforts, said: “Throughout the Allegiant Stadium LEED application process, we saw first-hand the dedication put in by multiple stadium departments to achieve this goal. This award directly reflects the staff’s combined efforts and dedication to the Allegiant Stadium Sustainability Program, and we are only just beginning.”

US Green Building Council president and CEO Peter Templeton added: “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, Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas Raiders are creating a path forward through their LEED certification.”

Image: Tyge O’Donnell / Las Vegas Raiders