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Arenas can appoint an internal representative to research, analyze and implement effective programs and operations processes to create greener arenas. Internal Energy Managers can assess current policies (e.g. recycling) and collaborate with stakeholders (e.g. utilities, local governments, user groups and environmental professionals, etc.) to make suggestions for sustainable green initiatives at their arena and can help to tap in into funding sources for efficiency upgrade equipment. Energy Managers can use information systems to track, manage, benchmark, and report energy, water, waste, emissions and other sustainability data. Information systems can be installed that include automated data exchange services that synchronizes utility and building data directly with the Energy Manager’s portfolio. Information systems enhance long-term value by increasing arena occupancy and revenue, reduce the risk of obsolescence, and strengthening user loyalty, all while reducing emissions to protect the environment. Benefits: Dedicated person that looks at the whole facility to leverage initiatives and reach […]
Electric hand-dryers offer many benefits and savings, most of which are eliminated costs associated with paper towels. Many agree that electric hand dryers offer the optimal sanitary choice for hand drying. Hand dryers are so effective and researchers such as Meers and Leong have declared, there is no bacteriological reason to exclude electric hand-dryers from clinical areas. Benefits: Environmental friendly Washroom cleanliness Zero maintenance Savings: Paper waste Reduced water used to make paper towels, reduction in chemical use Web resources: Assessment of the bacterial contamination of hand air dryer in washrooms
Introducing a waste management system in the facility helps divert recyclable waste from going into the landfill. If plastic, for example can be re-used, it will reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials. This in turn reduces energy used, air pollution from the incineration and water pollution from going into lands. Recycling is a key method to reduce waste. Compost bins could be added for arena users to compost food and paper waste. Benefits: Diverting recyclable material from landfills Savings: Greenhouse gases Plastic and paper waste