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HOK Announces Partnership With Green Sports Alliance

Source: HOK

HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, has entered into a that advises professional and collegiate leagues, teams and venue operators about environmental stewardship.

“Since its inception in 2010, the Green Sports Alliance has focused on improving the environmental performance of sports organizations and venues,” said Scott Jenkins, AMB Sports & Entertainment Group Stadium general manager and chair of the Green Sports Alliance. “HOK’s expertise and commitment to designing sustainable venues offer tremendous value to our members and to the entire sports industry.”

Under the partnership’s terms, HOK will offer GSA members enhanced access to information about strategies for sustainable venue design, operations and technology is develop a report outlining the future of sports facility design.

“The Green Sports Alliance shares our goals for bringing sustainability to the sports industry,” said Chris DeVolder, sustainable design leader for HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. “This innovative partnership will also support our firm’s commitment to the 2030 Challenge, an initiative seeking carbon neutrality in all new buildings, developments and major renovations by 2030.” 

“Sports offer a uniquely powerful platform for talking about sustainability,” said DeVolder. “The Green Sports Alliance is helping organizations understand how upfront investments in sustainability initiatives can generate long-term savings.”

On June 30, DeVolder will moderate a plenary session at the fifth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit  titled “Beyond the Building: How Sports Facilities Contribute to Sustainable Communities and Urban Vitalization.”

About the Green Sports Alliance The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities. The nonprofit works to inspire sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy conservation, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members represent nearly 300 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues and 14 countries. For more information, visit greensportsalliance.org.

About HOK
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm celebrating 60 years of design and innovation in 2015. Through a network of 25 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design for five consecutive years and recently named HOK the #1 most-admired firm for leadership in technology innovation.

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