With the purpose of helping to lessen the League's carbon footprint and mitigate the impact of global climate change, in the fall of 2022 the NHL launched its new NHL Venue Metrics platform.

Powered by SAP, this end-to-end, cloud-based platform enables the NHL to measure and analyze the carbon footprint generated by its Clubs and arenas across various areas, including energy and water use, waste, and recycling. These insights will allow the NHL to advance and achieve its sustainability objective of reducing its ecological impact where possible while ensuring the sport thrives for future generations.

NHL Venue Metrics consists of three main components:

  • Data Collection: An interface platform between the Clubs and their venue partners enables them to share relevant resource consumption and environmental data with the League.

  • Data Calculation and Validation: The processing and verification engine allows the League to track data consistency and identify reporting errors and calculation formulas to measure the League's carbon inventory.

  • Data Reporting and Insights: A visualization dashboard showcases relevant environmental, consumption, and financial insights at both the enterprise level and Club level of the various metrics that would inform the known carbon impacts of the NHL.

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The technology behind NHL Venue Metrics, powered by SAP, derives powerful analytics from one of the most advanced databases, marking the League's latest and extended use of SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). Throughout the SAP/NHL partnership, SAP BTP has been at the forefront of the League's co-innovation efforts across multiple areas of their business. The operational data collected from Clubs will be processed using SAP HANA Cloud and visualized with SAP Analytics Cloud. Insights from the platform will support the NHL in identifying environmentally focused trends, sharing critical learnings shaped by those trends, and ultimately implementing best practices across Clubs to reduce the League's collective ecological impact. Learn more here.

Learn more about our Clubs and their venue partners' environmental sustainability efforts related to reducing energy, water and waste consumption below: