Imagine an ice arena which operates with no net cost for electricity and fuel. As the architect of the first LEED certified arena in North America this is the current goal for Bear Mountain Design. BMD has two projects currently on the boards which if successful, will become the first “Net-Zero” rinks of their kind in North America. The current strategy that BMD is employing to achieve this goal is simple and requires just two main components. First; improve the efficiency limits of a typical rink by approximately 50%. Although this has never been achieved BMD is confident that through system integration, intelligent engineering,.