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APTIM Co-Authors the Green Sports Alliance 2023 Playbook on Sports Venue Sustainability

The environmental solutions firm will also publish its third annual Sustainable Sport Index Benchmarking Report, a thought leadership piece on sustainability in sports, in October.

Baton Rouge, LA, August 16, 2023 — APTIM’s experts in energy, waste, and sustainability contributed their key insights to the latest Green Sports Alliance (GSA) Play to Zero® playbook, Building for the Next Generation. The playbook showcases a transformative approach to constructing and renovating sports and entertainment venues with a resolute commitment to sustainability. APTIM, an environmental solutions firm, will also publish its third annual Sustainable Sport Index (SSI) Benchmarking Report, a key resource for the sports industry, in October.

With 50 large sports venues constructed in the U.S. over the last six years, an additional 25 new venues in the pipeline, and $2 billion allocated for renovation projects, Building for the Next Generation seeks to minimize the footprint of building and renovating stadiums, arenas, and ballparks. As a proud contributor to the report, APTIM shared best practices and processes based on experience assessing sports venues across the country.

“A venue’s sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement, which begins with its blueprints,” said APTIM Senior Vice President of Environmental & Energy Solutions Greg Coffman. “Designing new sports venues with energy efficiency, electrification, waste reduction, and material diversion in mind is critical to working toward net zero goals.”

APTIM’s SSI Benchmarking Report is an established resource for environmental and social responsibility practices in North American sports venues. It is based on self-reported, anonymous data collected through an annual survey of professional, minor league, and collegiate sports venues. SSI participation and report downloads are at no cost, and respondents receive customized insights, which can be used to prioritize venue projects and build a business case for sustainable change. Learn more about last year’s report and survey participants.

The collaborative spirit of the GSA playbook demonstrates a rising enthusiasm in this space with contributions from APTIM, CES Power, CheckSammy, EcoWorks Studio, Gensler, HOK, McKinstry, Populous, RWDI, and Viridis Initiative. The playbook was advised and edited by the expertise of teams from the Ann Duffy Group, Arc Skoru, BSI, International Living Future Institute, International WELL Building Institute, LEED, and TRUE.

Download the Building for the Next Generation playbook.
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APTIM is a leading professional solutions firm with headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We specialize in environmental services, resilience, sustainability, and energy solutions, as well as technical and data solutions, program management, and critical infrastructure. Our dedicated teammates apply their experience and expertise to provide integrated services and solutions for government agencies, commercial and industrial clients, and energy customers. APTIM commits to accelerating the transition toward a clean and efficient energy economy, building a sustainable future for our communities and natural world, and creating a more inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates the diversity of our people.

About Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people work, live, and play. The Green Sports Alliance convenes professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners, and millions of fans around meaningful change toward a more sustainable future. Through the Play to Zero® program, it leads the embrace of renewable energy, waste diversion, water efficiency, and environmentally preferable practices. Through its marquee event greening division, The Green Sports Alliance delivers best-in-class sustainable productions to minimize environmental impacts and maximize community legacies, driving scalability and replications across the industry. The Green Sports Alliance is committed to sharing best practices, visit for more information.

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