|Pens, HOK to seek gold LEED certification for new arena|
|Written by Kevin Reichard|
|Tuesday, 24 March 2009 14:42|
The Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and architect HOK Sport are seeking gold LEED certification for the team's new downtown arena. If awarded, the Pittsburgh Penguins' new arena would be the first sporting facility in the United States to achieve a gold certification.
There have been several sports facilities receiving LEED certification, but these have all received silver certification. Gold is the next level up; platinum is the top level.
The new 18,087-seat Pens arena is slated to open in the 2010-2011 season.