Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

Flickr photo courtesy of quist1b

The grass and seats aren’t the only things green about Camden Yards.

Oriole Park has become the first existing Major League Baseball stadium to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, reports The Baltimore Sun

The Orioles home joins Marlins Park in Miami as MLB’s only LEED gold-certified ballparks — the Florida facility received gold certification in the new construction category in 2012.

Oriole Park and the accompanying B&O Warehouse, which was awarded LEED silver, were honored for demonstrating year-round sustainable activities and practices, including waste management, recycling, paperless tickets, and reduced energy usage and electrical consumption.

“Through our many programs supporting Save the Bay, World Environment Day, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, wellness and yoga events, the Oriole Garden at Camden Yards in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, and our Eat-Train-Live Like the Pro’s Health & Fitness Challenge, the Orioles organization will continue to prioritize protecting human health, plant-based and organic food sources, and the environment that the next generation will inherit,” said John Angelos, the club’s executive vice president.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Engineering Firms, Sports and Recreation, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council

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