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NHL Green

NHL, Constellation increase energy efficiency, support environmental sustainability for Kraft Hockeyville USA

Cambria County War Memorial Arena to install energy efficient LED lighting technology

Wednesday, 09.02.2015 / 10:00 AM / NHL Green

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League (NHL) and its official energy services partner, Constellation, will extend their joint commitment to improve environmental sustainability within the sport of hockey for Kraft Hockeyville USA, the Sept. 29 preseason game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and Tampa Bay Lightning® at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pa.

As part of the Arena's electricity supply agreement with Constellation, energy efficient LED lighting will be installed throughout the facility, including above the ice surface to reduce glare and improve game presentation and visibility for players. Installed with support from SYLVANIA Lighting Solutions, an OSRAM Americas company and local Constellation channel partner, the new lighting will help the Arena to control electricity and maintenance costs."

Oilers captain Ference has tips for kids to go green

Thursday, 04.23.2015 / 4:12 PM / NHL Green

Evan Sporer - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- What began as Andrew Ference's personal project quickly spread to players throughout the NHL, and eventually to the League itself. The Edmonton Oilers captain said his parents grew up on farms, and though they were not environmentalists they did things a certain way.

It's that upbringing that has made Ference conscious of how his actions affect the planet. On Thursday, a day after Earth Day, Ference spoke with a group of children at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store about a variety of topics, from his work with the NHL Green Initiative to things they can do in their everyday lives to make a difference.

"Kids get it. The way they see the world is more black and white," Ference said. "It's just, this makes sense, this doesn't. That's what a lot of this is.

"Being an environmentalist, or whatever you call it, a lot of stuff now, especially with the technology, it's common sense stuff. Do you want to waste a lot of stuff, or do you not want to, and do the exact same thing?"

EPA recognizes NHL as a leading 'Green Power' user

NHL ranked No. 17 on EPA's Green Power partners national top 100 list

Friday, 02.06.2015 / 9:48 AM / NHL Green

NHL Public Relations

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced that it is ranked No. 17 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Top 100 list of the largest users of green power, making it the first professional sports league ever to achieve the distinction.

The NHL is being recognized for its priorities to reduce its environmental impact with efforts including: NHL Green, a comprehensive sustainability initiative created by the League in 2010, and the groundbreaking 2014 Sustainability Report, which documented and disclosed the League's carbon footprint. In keeping with these efforts, the League named Constellation – a leading competitive energy and services company – its preferred energy provider that will supply Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). These RECs represent the generation of more than 271 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, matching the League's total electricity consumption*.

NHL names Constellation its official energy provider

Constellation will offset carbon footprint across all 30 team markets

Thursday, 12.18.2014 / 11:36 AM / NHL Green

NHL.com

NEW YORK – In keeping with its priorities to reduce its environmental impact and accelerate a greater movement toward a healthier planet, the National Hockey League (NHL®) today named Constellation, a leading competitive energy and services company, as its official preferred energy provider. Constellation will work with the NHL to conduct energy efficiency analyses and recommend energy management strategies for the League's facilities. At the NHL's request, Constellation will also provide Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Carbon Offsets to match the League's estimated total carbon footprint – 550,000 metric tons – for the 2014-15 season.

"Our partnership with Constellation advances our commitment to promoting responsible energy use by the NHL, including our teams, our venues and our fans," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Our sport was born on frozen ponds and relies on winter weather. Everyone who loves our game will benefit by taking an active role in preserving the environment and the roots of the game."

Bettman to be honored by Green Sports Alliance

NHL Commissioner to receive 2014 Environmental Leadership Award

Monday, 07.21.2014 / 4:10 PM / NHL Green

NHL.com

The Green Sports Alliance will honor NHL commissioner Gary Bettman with the 2014 Green Sports Alliance Environmental Leadership Award for his visionary work and guidance in establishing NHL Green and promoting sustainable business practices across the League. The award presentation will take place at the 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit on Tuesday, July 22nd in Santa Clara, CA.

The Green Sports Alliance Environmental Leadership Award is presented to a member of the sports industry who has demonstrated leadership and has provided significant contributions to environmental sustainability. The award is voted on by the Green Sports Alliance Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from professional sports organizations, leading environmental nonprofits and other organizations affiliated with the sports industry.

National Hockey League releases sustainability report

League emphasizes its commitment to environmentalism

Monday, 07.21.2014 / 3:34 PM / NHL Green

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced the release of the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report, the first document of its kind produced by a major sports league in North America. The report highlights the numerous programs, benchmarks, and successes that have increased the overall sustainability of the League, Member Clubs, and their arenas.

The report showcases NHL Green™, the comprehensive, high-impact environmental sustainability initiative that was established in 2010 by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to promote green business practices across the League.

NHL Green legacy tree project set for 2013 NHL Draft

Trees donated by the NHL Foundation to help restore Newark’s urban environment

Friday, 06.28.2013 / 4:11 PM / NHL Green

NHL.com

NEW YORK – As part of the League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL events, NHL Green today announces a legacy tree project at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, NJ.

In cooperation with the Devils Care Foundation, the NHL Foundation is donating 30 trees to represent each Member Club's commitment to sustainability. NHL Green first launched the Legacy Tree Project at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh.

This year's project will plant cherry trees near pear trees, creating an aesthetic at the plaza reminiscent of vintage Devils colors, with green foliage accompanied by red and white blossoms. The cherry trees, which are naturally adjusted to the local climate and require little irrigation or fertilizer, will neighbor the south side of the Prudential Center.

NHL Green, Sterling Planet to reduce environmental impact associated with the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL renews pledge to EPA's Green Power Partnership

Monday, 04.22.2013 / 1:08 PM / NHL Green

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- In celebration of Earth Day, NHL Green has teamed up with Sterling Planet, the United States' leading retail provider of environmental assets for corporate, utility and government clients, to attempt to mitigate the environmental impact of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

For the second consecutive year, using environmental assets from Sterling Planet, the NHL will counterbalance the estimated carbon emissions resulting from arena electricity consumption during all 2013 Playoffs games and team air travel throughout the Playoffs, based on conservative projections of the expected carbon footprint associated with the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Accordingly, Sterling Planet will provide the NHL with 12,850 megawatt-hours (MWh) in the form of Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from U.S. wind projects and 1,148 metric tons of verified emission reductions -- also known as carbon offsets -- from projects authenticated by the Verified Carbon Standard or the Climate Action Reserve, independent accounting programs which validate, measure, monitor and ensure the environmental benefit of the carbon offset projects.

NHL facilities celebrate Earth Hour 2013

All 30 NHL arenas join global call to action in support of the environment

Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 10:42 AM / NHL Green

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- For the second consecutive year, all 30 NHL facilities have pledged their commitment to World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour, the world's largest annual public action for the environment.

On Saturday, March 23, all NHL arenas will join hundreds of millions of homes and businesses worldwide, switching-off non-essential lighting for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local time. Eighteen of the League's 30 Clubs will be in action that Saturday.

While energy builds on the ice with Playoff positions at stake, all facilities will scale back the electricity used in their operations during the globally recognized hour.

The goal of Earth Hour is to show the world that even taking the seemingly smallest measures to conserve energy is a big step in the right direction for communities, businesses and governments across the globe.

NHL facilities celebrate Earth Hour 2013

All 30 NHL arenas join global call to action in support of the environment

Wednesday, 03.20.2013 / 3:30 PM / NHL Green

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- For the second consecutive year, all 30 NHL facilities have pledged their commitment to World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour, the world's largest annual public action for the environment.

On Saturday, March 23, all NHL arenas will join hundreds of millions of homes and businesses worldwide, switching-off non-essential lighting for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local time. Eighteen of the League's 30 Clubs will be in action that Saturday.

While energy builds on the ice with Playoff positions at stake, all facilities will scale back the electricity used in their operations during the globally recognized hour.

The goal of Earth Hour is to show the world that even taking the seemingly smallest measures to conserve energy is a big step in the right direction for communities, businesses and governments across the globe.

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