Moda CenterPortland, OR

Market Sector:

Assembly

Services Provided:

Consulting, Energy Auditing, Facilitation, Incentive Coordination, LEED-EB: O&M Gold, Training

Rip City Management, with support from Green Building Services, renewed the Moda Center’s LEED-EB: O&M Gold certification in May 2015. The renewal came as Rip City and the Portland Trail Blazers invested $16 million to upgrade the 765,000-sf facility, now 20 years old. Trail Blazers President Larry Miller initially set the stage for the corporation by challenging his NBA Organization to think aggressively and assess the feasibility of running a carbon-positive operation and facility. This means that for all work the organization does, the net annual impact will be to sequester or offset more carbon than is produced. The ultimate goal for a sustainable organization is identified as carbon-neutrality, and the Trail Blazers first step began 5 years ago with designation of LEED Gold certification for their home court building under the newest Existing Building framework: LEED-EB: O&M.