Bentley University’s new arena is the most environmentally sustainable arena in the U.S. It’s the first standalone ice arena to earn the LEED platinum certification. The 76,000-square-foot arena, designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge and built by Suffolk Construction, highlights the building’s sustainable design and energy efficiency.

The Arena has 1,400 rooftop solar panels developed by Rivermoor Energy that will generate 40 percent of the building’s electricity needs. Students can use the arena as a “living lab” where they will be able to analyze the building’s energy data. Gloria Cordes Larson