Tag: Climate Pledge Arena

HVAC: Clearing the Air

SEE THE LIGHT: Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation units are popular retrofits because they are cost-effective and relatively easy to deploy. (Courtesy Mathias Environmental) There’s still time to find a post-COVID air-quality solution for your venue that will fit your budget, experts say  Air systems at venues have been an especially keen focus of facility operators since the coronavirus pandemic struck, and with good reason. The latest information coming from researchers reinforces what many already believed: The threat of infection is greatest through the air, especially in closed spaces dense with people.  Existing venues large and small have increased the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings and air exchange rates of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, added virus-zapping ultraviolet germicidal irradiation treatment and even used portable high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in office spaces to mitigate the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. New […]

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Amazon’s Chris Roe: Pledge Drive

GREEN PALACE: The construction of Climate Pledge Arena continues in Seattle. (Courtesy Seattle Kraken) Head of sustainability for company part of Climate Pledge Arena team Chris Roe is head of energy and sustainable operations for online retail giant Amazon, which acquired naming rights for Climate Pledge Arena, the $1 billion transformation of old KeyArena and future home of the NHL Seattle Kraken. Roe provided an update on the company working with Oak View Group (owner of VenuesNow) to develop the world’s first net zero-carbon sports and entertainment venue. The arena is set to open in fall 2021. What’s your background and your role with Amazon? I lead our team at Amazon working on renewable energy as well as our sustainable buildings, in support of our climate pledge, which is our commitment to have a net zero carbon footprint. We’re focused on driving to 100% renewable energy as part of our […]

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New Name in Seattle: Climate Pledge Arena

Online retail giant Amazon has acquired naming rights to the NHL Seattle arena, which will be called Climate Pledge Arena. The venue is poised to set a benchmark in sports and entertainment as the first carbon neutral arena, powered 100% by renewable electricity.

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