New Arena Most Environmentally Sustainable in Nation

| May 10, 2018

Bentley Arena

Waltham, MA – The new, state-of-the-art multipurpose Bentley Arena is  the first standalone ice arena to earn the LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible rating, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

The award for the recently opened, 76,000sf arena highlights the building’s sustainable design and energy efficiency and Bentley University’s continued rise as an innovative, nationally recognized business university.

 “….We are thrilled to have partnered with Bentley University to help make their dream for this incredible new arena a reality,” said John Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction, that built the arena.

The standout sustainable features of the arena include: a 504 kilowatt, rooftop solar array; innovative technology that captures heat generated from the rink’s ice-making equipment to heat water throughout the building; more glass windows than a typical arena; high-efficiency LED lighting with smart, motion-detecting controls; ice-making and air conditioning systems that use zero CFC-based refrigerants; The highest-efficiency plumbing fixtures on the market.  At least 50% of wood used in the building is sourced from forests with certified sustainable forestry practices. About 10% of construction and finish materials were locally sourced, and about 20% of construction and finish materials contain recycled content.


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