Saturday, March 29, 2008

America's First Green Ballpark

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

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