By their very nature, ice hockey arenas are large energy users requiring satisfaction of simultaneous heating and refrigeration loads in proximate space. The National Hockey League (NHL), however, is committed to a green building and sustainability strategy.

According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, an average sized hockey arena (34,000 square feet) consumes anywhere from 800,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year to nearly three times that much energy at 2,400,000 kWh per year. Now the NHL has taken a proactive step towards reducing…