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Amway Center includes such
sustainable design and construction elements as:
Remediating a brownfield
site that is connected to numerous high density residential, retail
and community developments
pedestrian-oriented, vegetated plaza area at arena entrances
Treating storm water
runoff from the arena site
Incorporating a special
roofing material to reduce the building cooling load
Improving the building
ventilation and lighting systems with various monitoring devices
Using recycled content
materials during construction, and monitoring construction waste to
divert materials from landfills
Implementing a green
Providing space for
storage and collection of recyclable materials
building signage elements throughout the building to educate
visitors about sustainability.
Amway Center is on track to
be the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy &
Environmental Design) designed and originally-constructed professional
basketball arena in the country. The building includes such sustainable
design and construction elements as:
A Downtown site location
providing easy access to/from downtown businesses and residences.
Multiple bus lines,
future light rail system near site and bicycle parking racks on/near
site provide alternate access to events over driving.
Preferred parking spots
have been designated on site and in adjacent parking garage for
low-emitting vehicles and carpools to limit impact of vehicles
driven to events.
Both the roof of the
building and the hardscape areas around the building have been
designed to minimize daytime heat gain and subsequent nighttime
release typical in urban areas.
The City of Orlando and
Orlando Magic partnered with OUC-The Reliable
One to incorporate sustainable building practices into the facility.
Water used inside of the
building was reduced by 40 percent through the use of high
efficiency water closets, urinals and lavatory faucets and lowflow
plumbing fixtures like dual-flush toilets.
Rainwater and air
conditioning condensation are captured and stored on site to be used
Water savings of over
800,000 gallons per year.
OUC's new chilled water
facility on Anderson Street that provides air conditioning to the
Amway Center will help the NBA arena achieve LEED points. District
chilled water cooling offers higher reliability than traditional air
conditioning through an environmentally-friendly system that takes
into consideration factors such as global warming, ozone depletion,
indoor air quality, water conservation, and energy conservation.
High efficiency systems
within the Amway Center are expected to save 24 percent (nearly
$750,000) every year in energy consumption over a comparable, code
A comprehensive waste
recycling program was implemented during construction. Nearly 90
percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills.
Heating and air
condition system were designed to provide increased thermal comfort
The Amway Center will be
maintained using green-friendly cleaning products.