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7 of the greenest sports complexes in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 26, 2010, 5 a.m.
Philips Arena

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Philips Arena

Philips Arena in Atlanta is the home of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks and the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers. In 2009, the Georgia facility became the first NBA or NHL arena to achieve LEED certification for an existing facility. The stadium set the bar for others in the NBA and NHL and is no longer the only LEED-certified arena for those sports; several more stadiums are scheduled to meet those standards within the next year.