Arena is First Oak View Group Owned and Operated Venue. Obtaining Highly Touted Recognition.

BELMONT PARK, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2023/PRNewswire/ — UBS Arena announced that it has been awarded LEED Certified status. Firstly, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). In addition, LEED was also developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). For it is the most noteworthy and widely used. Especially as the green building rating system throughout the world. Also, it’s an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices. All that improve environmental and human health. For LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.

UBS Arena gone LEED

UBS Arena

UBS Arena achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and also measurable strategies. Moreover with real solutions. Especially in areas including sustainable site development. Also water savings and energy efficiency. Also in materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Green Buildings

Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably. Moreover, to give the people inside them a healthier and more comfortable space to work. As well as play. Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond. Especially to ensure the space is designed and constructed correctly. All to the highest level of sustainability.

Key focal points and strategies used to achieve this certification include:

1. UBS Arena’s high performance means everything. For it is specifically designed to reduce energy costs. UBS Arena also uses heat recovery technology. In addition to LED lighting and high-performance glass. Moreover and other efficient design practices. All to reduce energy by over 15%. In operations, this will be continuously tracked and validated through GOAL.

2 They provide dedicated recycling stations to minimize the building’s operation waste stream. That’s by diverting glass, metal and paper. Also cardboard and plastic from landfills.

3. Also, the venue is designed to reduce indoor potable water use. That’s by over 40% with the installation of low-flow flush and flow fixtures.

4. UBS Arena uses all environmentally friendly cleaning products. This puts less stress on the local water system. For it promotes a healthy ecosystem.

5. The building provides air quality exceeding the ASHRAE 62.1-2010 standard. That’s to provide comfort and well-being for occupants. I mean including the use of MERV13 air filters.

6. UBS Arena’s location and proximity to local transit services. That’s for guests and visitors to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover and combat climate change.

7. Native plants and high efficiency irrigation strategies help reduce the arena’s outdoor water consumption. That’s by over 50%. So by saving water and promoting healthy ecosystems. All with local habitat restoration.

8. Most appreciated! The shade trees and site landscape provide multiple benefits like combating the urban heat island effect. Thereby reducing rainwater run-off. Also promoting habitats through healthy ecosystems and creating opportunities to connect with nature.

UBS arena
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Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. More than 118,000 commercial projects are currently participating in LEED. Thereby comprising more than 27 billion gross square feet of LEED-certified space. That’s in all 50 states and more than 180 countries and territories.

About UBS Arena

UBS Arena at Belmont Park is made for music and built for hockey. It’s New York’s newest premier entertainment and sports venue. Also it’s home of the New York Islanders. It is developed in partnership with Oak View Group.  Also the New York Islanders, and Jeff Wilpon. 

UBS Arena was awarded LEED Green Building Certification in January 2023. Through design, construction and operations practices. All that improve environmental and human health. For LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable. For more information on the venue’s sustainability efforts. Please visit

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program. Also robust educational offerings. Finally an international network of local community leaders. That’s the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Also the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy. Those that encourage and enable green buildings and communities. For more information, visit

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