Chase Center became a Certified Green Business of the City and County of San Francisco, it was announced today during Mayor London Breed’s annual Earth Day press conference at Thrive City. The certification is part of the California Green Business Program, a network of local programs operated by counties and cities throughout California whose purpose is to help local businesses conserve energy, water, minimize waste, prevent pollution and shrink their overall carbon footprint. While Chase Center is the first NBA arena in California to earn the certification, Kaiser Permanente Arena, home of the Warriors’ G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, is also a Certified Green Business.
By becoming a Certified Green Business, Chase Center is committed to a long-term environmental plan through the implementation of sustainable business practices and procedures that contribute to a clean and healthy environment by:
• Reducing, Reusing and Recycling
• Purchasing environmentally preferable products
• Conserving energy, water and natural resources
• Practicing green business policies
• Availability and promotion of an award-winning alternative transportation plan
“Focusing on sustainability has been at the core of everything we’ve done since the day we started development on Chase Center,” said Chase Center General Manager Kim Stone. “Being located in one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in the world, we want to make sure we are doing our part to minimize our environmental impact and reduce our carbon footprint.”
Last year, Chase Center was awarded LEED Gold certification for Building Design and Construction by the United States Green Building Council, which acknowledges the sustainability-focused practices that took place during the construction of Chase Center. Examples included a construction waste management plan that resulted in 87% of construction and demolition waste being diverted from landfills, an efficient irrigation system that resulted in 63% savings in water consumption and overall building energy performance, including reducing the environmental impact of refrigerants and supporting renewable energy.
Prior to opening Chase Center, the Warriors became the first NBA team to sign the United Nation’s Sports for Climate Action Initiative, which aims to support and guide sports organizations in achieving global climate change goals in accordance with the Paris Agreement, which works to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.