In an industry first, AEG, which owns or is affiliated with over 120 global facilities including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, California), Acer Arena (Syndey, Australia) and Mercedes Benz Arena (Shanghai, China) compiled its report by collecting data, including metrics, from 20 facilities.
Based on the findings in the report the company has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste and water usage of all of its facilities by 20 percent by 2020.
Building on its sustainability achievements including huge solar investments at the STAPLES Center, AEG has laid out targets and goals that are both expansive and far-reaching. AEG partnered with Ecologix by Xanterra and FCI Management Consultants to ensure the goals are achievable. The company's press release listed the following 2020 1EARTH goals:
- 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 intensity)
- 15 percent of all electricity usage derived from renewable energy sources
- 25 percent of all solid waste diverted from landfill
- 20 percent reduction in water use intensity
"Stadiums and arenas are among the most beloved buildings in cities throughout the world. Their visibility makes them a perfect vehicle for educating millions of people about the need to reduce our impact on the planet. AEG's work to reduce and document the environment impacts of its facilities is an industry-leading model for buildings worldwide," said Allen Hershkowitz, senior scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council.
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