Amazon’s new stadium to be the world’s first net-zero-carbon certified arena

August 28, 2020

Amazon has secured naming rights for Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, which expected to be the first net-zero carbon certified arena in the world. Image courtesy Amazon[1]
Amazon has secured naming rights for Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, which expected to be the first net-zero carbon certified arena in the world.
Image courtesy Amazon

Tech giant Amazon has secured naming rights to the new home of Seattle’s to-be-named National Hockey League (NHL) team and Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA’s) Seattle Storm, and is calling it Climate Pledge Arena.

The name refers to The Climate Pledge[2], launched in 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism[3], which calls on signatories to be net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle is expected to be the world’s first net-zero carbon certified arena, and set a new sustainability bar for the sports and events industry.

“We have secured naming rights to the historic arena previously known as KeyArena. Instead of naming it after Amazon, we are calling it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the importance of fighting climate change,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO.

Highlights of the arena:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Opener-24.jpg
  2. The Climate Pledge: https://www.theclimatepledge.com/
  3. Global Optimism: https://globaloptimism.com/
  4. International Living Future Institute: https://living-future.org/

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