Barclays Center and National Grid Partner to Launch 'B" Green Fan Initiative

Jan 25, 2013

National Grid is the Official Energy Partner of Barclays Center and  Proud Energy Partner of the Brooklyn Nets

BROOKLYN (January 24, 2013) - Barclays Center has launched ’B’ Green presented by National Grid, a fan engagement program designed to inspire Barclays Center guests to help the environment through easy and fun activities based on the sustainability practices the arena is incorporating into its own operations. As the proud energy partner of the Brooklyn Nets and the natural gas provider to Barclays Center, National Grid is the perfect partner to help raise awareness on environmental initiatives to help both the arena and its fans ‘B’ Green throughout the year.

‘B’ Green presented by National Grid will engage fans through a series of environmental outreach events associated with Brooklyn Nets games during NBA Green Week, Earth Day, America Recycles Day, and more. In addition to these activities, National Grid is sponsoring environmental messaging across all LED signage at Barclays Center, inside playbills, and on concourse displays at all arena events to educate guests on Barclays Center’s and National Grid’s environmental efforts.

During every event, guests can also enjoy the Grid Zone, presented by National Grid, located on the Ticketmaster Concourse at Barclays Center. The Grid Zone features comfortable lounge seating, a large screen monitor, phone charging stations, energy efficiency information, and photos relating to the history of National Grid in Brooklyn.

”National Grid provides green initiatives to help customers use energy wisely and protect our natural resources including rebates for high efficiency energy-saving equipment, paperless billing to help reduce consumption of paper, and working with consumers interested in converting to clean burning natural gas.” Said Jim Madej, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for National Grid. “Our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets supports our ongoing efforts to help our local communities get the most out of their energy usage.”

Barclays Center is operated by AEG, the most environmentally focused arena managers in the world. Through the AEG1EARTH program, Barclays Center is measuring and quantifying the impact of AEG and Levy Restaurants operations at the arena and implementing best practices to reduce its environmental footprint.

”Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets have made protecting the environment a priority, and National Grid is helping make that possible through the ‘B’ Green program,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets. “By sharing our environmental successes, we want to inspire our guests to take responsibility and reduce their environmental impact.”

Visit barclayscenter.com for more information on National Grid and the ‘B’ Green program.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.

In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to more than 3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving more than 3 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Follow us on Twitter, watch us on Youtube, friend us on Facebook and find our photos on Flickr.

About Barclays Center

Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers approximately 17,732 seats for basketball, 14,500 seats for hockey and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

Barclays Center is hosting an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.

In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., American Express, Calvin Klein, Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, GEICO, MetroPCS, Stolichnaya, and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: adidas, Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Company, Gym Source, Haier America, High Point Solutions, JetBlue, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, SONY, and Willis.

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

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