The Top Energy Efficient Stadiums Around All Of Sports

Data and analytics have completely changed the way professional sports organizations build their rosters. With such large financial investments at stake, general managers and team owners are looking to get the most out of their dollars. The same line of thinking has recently been applied to their venues.

More and more, organizations are moving to energy efficient stadiums, or retrofitting their current buildings to fit modern standards of sustainability. Decreased consumption of water, lighting and electricity will ultimately give organizations more capital to invest elsewhere, which if utilized well, will improve rosters and team performance.

 

Lincoln Financial Field- The stadium has 11,000 onsite solar panels and 14 onsite wind turbines

 Nationals Park- The venue has a green roof, stadium construction using 95 percent recycled steel from a regional plant, and energy-conserving light fixtures that have reduced energy consumption by 21 percent

 AT&T Park-  In 2007 the ballpark installed solar arrays that provide enough power to supply 5,200 homes and generates green energy for PG&E customers across San Francisco. They also achieved 100 percent waste diversion ballpark-wide in March 2012.

CenturyLink Field- This park launched a composting program and added 200 new recycling bins. They also became certified as an EnergyStar Portfolio Manager partner.

Busch Stadium- The Cardinals have achieved a 29 percent waste diversion rate, a 23 percent reduction in overall energy use,  and a 10 percent cut in water use across all operations since opening their stadium.

MetLife Stadium- This stadium built in 2010 reduced energy use 30 percent as a result of: energy efficient concessions, heating cooling and ventilation, and lighting; and coating/glazing of windows that transmit 56 percent less UV light and reduce heat gain.

Fenway Park- They have reduced overall water consumption by 30 percent, saving more than 360,000 gallons each year and the solar array supplies 37 percent of the energy needed to heat Fenway’s water.

Bell Centre- By 2009, the Bell Centre was 35 percent more efficient in energy savings than any other venue of the same type in North America. They also decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by reducing natural gas consumption.

AmericanAirlines Arena- The Heat’s energy efficiency initiatives have enabled the arena to consume 53 percent less energy than the average facility of similar size and use.

 

 Petco Park- The Padres are working to increase its overall recycling to more than 75 percent. 

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