Washington (TGW) – The Washington National’s new ballpark is the first green stadium in the U.S., the U.S. Green Building Council said yesterday.
The Nats' stadium received a LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification from the council on Friday for its energy-conserving and environmental design.
The stadium was outfitted with energy saving lights, water conserving plumbing, drought resistant plants, and a green roof. Also, the stadium was built on once contaminated soil, and has special systems to prevent runoff into the nearby Anacostia River.
The stadium will use air-cooled chillers for concessions instead of water-cooled ones, as well, which will save six million gallons of water each year.
The park took only 724 days to build.
Via :: Reuters