The Portland Trail Blazers announced Tuesday that the team earned LEED Gold status for its sustainability efforts at the Rose Garden Arena — a first for a major league sports facility.

The certification, awarded to the Rose Garden by the U.S. Green Building Council under their Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) program, identifies and rewards best practices for a building’s energy, water and natural resource performance.

“The Trail Blazers are proud to play a role in Portland’s drive to be the greenest city in the country,” said Larry Miller, president of the Portland Trail Blazers. “Today’s announcement is a result of the local expertise and innovation helping Portland foster a stronger, more sustainable economy. We don’t view this as a one-time achievement, but as an important step toward our long-term goals.”

The Rose Garden staff’s sustainability efforts included the following programs:

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