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Teams & Arenas

NBA teams have committed to greening efforts that have helped improve the efficiency of NBA arenas, reduce waste, save money and strengthen teams’ relationships with their communities.

Seven NBA team arenas have received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council: AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami Heat), Golden 1 Center (Sacramento Kings), Moda Center (Portland Trail Blazers), Oracle Arena (Golden State Warriors), Toyota Center (Houston Rockets), Barclays Center (Brooklyn Nets) and Amway Center (Orlando Magic).

AmericanAirlines Arena
Miami, FL
LEED Gold Recertification, 2015

Amway Center
Orlando, FL
LEED Silver, 2010

Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY
LEED Silver, 2013


Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, CA
LEED Platinum, 2016


Moda Center
Portland, OR
LEED Gold, 2009


Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
LEED Certified, 2015

Toyota Center
Houston, TX
LEED Silver, 2009

Brooklyn Nets
85% of on-site generated construction waste was diverted from landfill while 56% of the total building materials were manufactured using recycled materials.


Miami HEAT
Thanks to a variety of energy efficiency initiatives, AmericanAirlines arena consumes 53% less energy saving more than $660,000 annually when compared to the average facility of similar size.Through the “Re-Heat Program,” the HEAT in partnership with C1 Bank and Levy’s Restaurants have facilitated the donation of more than 17.5 tons of food to those in need throughout the Miami community since 2008. The program provides a tax incentive for their partner, Levy Restaurants, and more importantly, ensures that good food is not wasted and sent to landfill.


Portland Trail Blazers
With partners like Natureworks, Allied Waste and Desantis Landscaping, the Trail Blazers are currently diverting 90% of arena waste from landfills and using the compost created from this partnership in green spaces in the arena common areas.Most recently, the Trail Blazers signed a partnership with Daimler Trucks to develop Threes for Trees, committing to plant 3 trees for each three pointer scored throughout the season. The partnership will result in more than 3000 trees being planted this spring in Portland’s Sandy River delta, restoring wildlife habitat in the region.


Sacramento Kings
This last year, Sacramento Kings announced a partnership with the Green Sports Alliance.