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April 8, 2011

A green arena? Barclays Center pursuing LEED certification, would gain credit for access to public transit, but no demerit for onsite surface parking

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According to the latest Site Observation Report by Merritt & Harris, the real estate consultant to the arena PILOT Bond Trustee, dated 3/3/11 and based on a visit 1/31/11, the builders of the Barclays Center are trying to gain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

Wouldn't a truly green arena have no on-site parking, especially given the much-touted advantage of a major transit hub?

And shouldn't there be LEED points subtracted for having a surface parking lot last not the initially predicted three years, but much longer?


Posted by eric at April 8, 2011 10:32 AM