United Center's Preferred Energy Choice
Constellation has been the official energy provider of the Chicago United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, since 2011. Each season we host Go Green Games to promote sustainability and help home-team fans incorporate energy efficient practices into their daily routines. In addition, we donate Green-e® Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match the electricity used on each game day. These RECs certify that 100% of the energy used during Go Green Games will be matched with wind generation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Constellation is proud to power the United Center and the Bulls and Blackhawks practice facilities.
Go Green Game Promotes Energy Saving Tips
During each Go Green Game at the United Center, we share energy efficiency tips with fans such as:
- If you have emptied your refrigerator or freezer, consider turning up the temperature or defrosting/unplugging it. It takes more energy to cool an empty refrigerator than a full one.
- Unplug your household electronics before you leave for a trip. Even when your devices are off, digital displays and other features still use energy.
- Avoid icing – Work with the sun to maximize warmth by keeping curtains open during the day to allow the sun’s light to naturally warm your home. As the sun begins to set, close them to keep warmth in and cold drafts out.