Milwaukee Bucks Recognized for Sustainable Performance
GCG is proud to announce that the Milwaukee Bucks arena and Training Center have achieved Arc Certification! The Forum achieved Arc Gold and the Training Center achieved Arc Silver certification. This is the first public assembly project in the U.S. to achieve recertification under LEED v4.1 O+M.
GCG used the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and the Arc Platform to evaluate these two buildings. Arc allows projects to track and report energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience to evaluate a building’s performance and understand how it compares to similar structures. Arc aligns with the LEEDv4.1 for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings rating system and is a performance scoring tool examining data over a 12-month timespan to inform a building’s performance in key areas. Arc also allows owners to understand the carbon impact associated with a building’s performance over time and gives an initial score of 0-100 which can be improved throughout the years.
“The Milwaukee Bucks seized an opportunity to guarantee Fiserv Forum ensures a more sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy environment to allow our visitors and employees a healthier quality of life in our building,” said Dennis Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fiserv Forum. “We are very proud of our efforts and stewardship in the community while providing first-class entertainment and championship basketball at Fiserv Forum.”
With this certification, the Bucks continue their commitment to ensuring the arena is performing as designed. Monitoring the performance metrics for energy, waste and water has allowed Fiserv Forum and the Training Center to guarantee optimal building performance.
Watch the Fiserv Forum LEED certification video here.
“Now more than ever, the benefits of investing in high quality, healthy buildings are critical to the community at large,” said Sara Greenwood, Principal of Greenwood Consulting Group. “Fiserv Forum has demonstrated a commitment to transparency when it comes to health and building operations, which is very commendable!”
If you’d like to learn more, check out the Bucks press release here.
Written by Sarah Linke and Rebecca Rice