Green Initiatives

Spectra Venue Management at Budweiser Gardens is committed to green initiatives to help the environment and reduce our impact.

Budweiser Gardens is a current member of the Green Sports Alliance and are actively participating in an energy reduction program through EnerNOC for demand response in Ontario. Below are a few things we are currently doing and involved with, along with a look at future projects.

Recycling/Green initiatives at Budweiser Gardens

  • Recycling program includes separation of food waste, cardboard, cans and bottles
  • Food waste (organics) are collected from our main kitchen and all our suite locations diverting approximately 4.5 metrics tons of food waste yearly
  • Cardboard is separated and bailed diverting 15 metric tons per year of cardboard from landfills
  • Cans, bottles, and plastic cups are separated diverting 19 metric tons yearly from landfills
  • Luxury suites use compostable utensils, cups, plates, napkins, soup containers and take out containers     
  • A total of 4,434 light bulbs, 237 ballast, and 1,823 batteries have been Recycled since 2009
  • Use post-consumer recycled paper products
  • Summer 2017 removal of 112 metal halide sports lights to be replaced By LED sports lighting, this will reduce consumption and the strain of Hydro by 345.000 kWh per year

Ice Plant and Equipment

  • Ice plant start-up of compressors are sequenced to reduce start up load
  • Have minimized use of the third compressor on non-game days and is only used during games
  • Decreased hot water temperature from 180F to 150F
  • 3rd level exterior light has been reduced from 500w halogen lights to 300 halogen light
  • Reduced all original MR16 lights from 50w to 20w
  • Increased ice temperature in “covered” mode during concerts and other non-ice events
  • Utilizing night mode for the ice plant, reducing compressors use during off hours
  • Energy efficient appliances such as dishwashers
  • Fridges not used during summer months are unplugged

Coming Soon

  • Summer 2017 removal of 112 metal halide sports lights to be replaced By LED spot lighting, this will reduce consumption and the strain of Hydro by 345.000 kWh per year
  • Back of house areas to be LED retrofitted 2017/2018
  • Exterior lighting scheduled for LED retrofit in August of 2017
  • Sports Green Day