D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

Washington, D.C.’s professional soccer team has closed on the nation’s largest clean-funding deal. D.C. United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Energy and Environment announced the $25 million private clean energy funding package for installation of state-of-the-art energy and...

Global sports organizations talk environmental initiatives

More than 120 representatives from some of the world’s most influential sports federations and businesses will convene in Paris this week to participate in what’s considered a milestone event in the sustainability movement. The inaugural Congress of Sport and Sustainability...

Baseball stadiums round bases on energy efficiency

Baseball stadiums round bases on energy efficiency

As Major League Baseball opened the 2017 season this week, fans might be too focused on the games to notice that their stadium is more efficient than it used to be. Professional ballparks average 1 million square feet and together...

Bucks' new home to be ‘smart, connected, sustainable’

Bucks' new home to be ‘smart, connected, sustainable’

The Milwaukee Bucks’ new Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center is being built with an eye to reducing the arena’s footprint, ensuring energy efficiency and furthering sustainability. The Bucks have contracted with Johnson Controls to create the arena as a “smart...

Sports stadiums scoring in efficiency

Sports stadiums scoring in efficiency

Facilities setting a standard for sustainability for others to follow

Florida GBC adds Water Star certification

Florida GBC adds Water Star certification

Almost every facet of life in Florida is closely associated with water. According to the U.S.

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights, already is proving to be a sustainability winner. The arena, developed as part of a joint venture between AEG and MGM...

The Pit showcases New Mexico's sustainability

The Pit showcases New Mexico's sustainability

The University of New Mexico’s legendary basketball arena, a mid-century fixture modernized as part of a multimillion-dollar renovation a few years ago, has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. Built in 1966, The Pit is one of college basketball’s most famous – and loudest – buildings.

Falcons stadium on track for top sustainability rating

Falcons stadium on track for top sustainability rating

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcon’s new home, is seeking LEED platinum certification — and is “on target” to achieve this highest level of the green building rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay said....

Atlanta Falcons to kick off next season in sustainable stadium

Atlanta Falcons to kick off next season in sustainable stadium

While the Atlanta Falcons prepared to meet the New England Patriots on Sunday in Houston for Super Bowl LI, the lights will soon go out forever at the team’s home since 1992, the Georgia Dome. Beginning with the 2017-18 season,...

Houston building on legacy of ‘green’ Super Bowl

Houston building on legacy of ‘green’ Super Bowl

At next month’s Super Bowl in Houston, the NFL plans to offset the energy consumed at the game by helping to plant trees. Last February, the Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee made good on its promise to deliver...

Infographic: Wrigley Field stands test of time

Infographic: Wrigley Field stands test of time

Wrigley Field, home to the world champion Chicago Cubs, is one of the oldest Major League Baseball stadiums, second to only Boston’s Fenway Park. Opened in 1914 along Addison Street on Chicago’s north side, the stadium consists of 45,200 cubic...

Downtown greenspace in Minneapolis features permeable pavement

Downtown greenspace in Minneapolis features permeable pavement

Minneapolis’ new 4.2-acre public park and green space adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, is covered in more than 20,000 square feet of porous material. The permeable material covering Downtown Commons was supplied by Porous...

2022 World Cup stadiums to follow green building practices

All stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar will be built by making use of the green building practices, a top official said. Qatar, by hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is committed that all of its stadiums will...

Twins plan to add LED lighting to green lineup

Twins plan to add LED lighting to green lineup

Target Field’s reputation for sustainability may soon go up with the addition of all new, highly efficient LED lighting at the downtown Minneapolis home of the Minnesota Twins. As part of a proposed $1.625 million project, the stadium’s field and...

Plans to build world's first all wooden soccer stadium unveiled

Plans to build world's first all wooden soccer stadium unveiled

Dale Vince has unveiled plans for the world's first all wooden football stadium. The boss of the green energy firm Ecotricity, owns Forest Green Rovers football club in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, and wants to build a new 5,000 seat stadium, reports...

Partnership helps University of Colorado turn stadium green inside and out

Partnership helps University of Colorado turn stadium green inside and out

Eco-Products and the University of Colorado have teamed up to make Folsom Field one of the nation's greenest stadiums – inside and out. The university has expanded its zero-waste efforts from inside the stadium – where virtually all food and...

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

The old pool section of Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has been converted into a weight room, training center and administration offices, has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Indianapolis campus paper The...

Survey aims to find opportunities to reduce energy, water use in sports stadiums

For the past several years, the sports community has realized the importance of taking action on clean energy and is playing an increasing leadership role on sustainability. And for many of the sports teams and leagues, those efforts have started with the stadiums, says the U.S.

First national park achieves another landmark

First national park achieves another landmark

Yellowstone National Park was the United States' first national park, and now it is one of the only parks to have a LEED gold-certified building, according to the website Inhabitat. The Visitor Education Center at Old Faithful was designed to...

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