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Sports Stadiums Looking To Go LEED

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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by Matt Smith last modified Sep 28, 2011

With stadiums in most major cities, sports occupy a huge part of American life and culture. So it is great to see some of these stadiums embracing green ideals by trying to acquire LEED certification. Two new stadiums being constructed will seek LEED certification: the new NFL stadium being built in Los Angeles, and the... Read More...




 

 

With stadiums in most major cities, sports occupy a huge part of American life and culture. So it is great to see some of these stadiums embracing green ideals by trying to acquire LEED certification. Two new stadiums being constructed will seek LEED certification: the new NFL stadium being built in Los Angeles, and the new Marlins stadium being built in Miami. There are also a host of current stadiums that have achieved LEED certification.

Los Angeles

Although the city of Los Angeles has yet to actually land an NFL team, that hasn’t stopped the AEG company from building a new stadium to host a potential team. The stadium, dubbed Farmer’s Field, is hoping to be the first NFL stadium to receive LEED certification. AEG says it will be working with both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council to ensure that they meet their green goals. The stadium is guaranteed to be carbon neutral, as the California State Senate and Assembly passed a bill requiring that the stadium be one hundred percent carbon neutral, including the emissions generated from private vehicles taken to the stadium. The stadium will have a MetroLink station on site, which will hopefully offset some of those carbon emissions by making it easier for people to get to and from the stadium without taking their own vehicles. Some of the other planned green features are 100 percent reclaimed water,  50 percent solar power for the buildings, 40 percent less steel used thanks to the natural topography of the area, and 10 percent recycled building materials. The stadium will seat 72,000 people and will be located in downtown Los Angeles.



 

 

 
 
 

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