First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Coming to LA

by , 02/02/10

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A design for the new Los Angeles NFL stadium is in the works and it is set to be the first NFL stadium ever to become LEED certified. Designed by Aedas, a global architecture firm, the Los Angeles Stadium might be finished as early as the 2011 football season, although what NFL team will make its home there is still unknown. Aedas has designed the eco stadium to be a multi-purpose venue and has also included a significant commercial and entertainment sector. With smart design, reduced CO2 emissions and major recycling initiatives, the LA Stadium will be a great boon to the city.

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Built into the existing topography of the hilly site, the stadium bowl itself will built on grade, reducing the amount of steel needed for structural support by 40%. This reduction in virgin materials is also adding up to significant cost savings, and the proposal for the stadium came in around US$300m-$400m less than other recently proposed NFL stadiums. The Los Angeles Stadium is budgeted for $800m and will include a retail promenade, entertainment zones, VIP boxes, recreation facilities and much more. And when it isn’t football season, the stadium and facilities can be used for many other purposes like soccer games, college and high school football, and large concerts.

This will be the first LEED compliant NFL stadium when built and Aedas has included a number of eco features. Besides the significant reduction of materials, large swaths of area will be green space and help infiltrate storm water. Aedas has also included initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions and the stadium will have many recycling initiatives. The NFL, the city of Los Angeles and Aedas hope that this will be the most environmentally progressive stadium in the U.S.

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Via Arch Daily

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  2. tristan111 March 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    All the spotlights shooting into the air make this project look pretty cool and exciting, but will contribute to obscuring the night sky, confusing birds and other wildlife, and other problems addressed by LEED’s Light Pollution Reduction credit (SSc8). I like the potential material savings from the earth berm, though.

    – Tristan Roberts
    Editor – LEEDuser

  3. flash February 12, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Its in LA County. It doesnt matter what city it is in. The COUNTY is Los Angeles

  4. mikeyla February 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    this stadium is definitely going to bring jobs to the area and the caliifornia economy, which is desperately needed. there is a metro link in city of industry i live down the street. and there are buses. so there is public transportation. they would just have to increase the amount of times these trains stop there.

  5. Artemisia February 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    OK, how is all this electricity being generated? How do people get to the stadium? Oh, I see, on the ribbons of highways into the acres of parking.
    One wouldn’t think this actually needed saying, but you can’t create a “green” island in the middle of nowhere and say that it’s eco-friendly.

  6. emmathompson February 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    A much lighter shade of “green.” Enough so that it led to a special-interest bill passed in Sacramento in order to circumvent environmental laws.

  7. notafanofgreen February 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    There’s really nothing “green” about this stadium, which isn’t located near mass transit. Worse, the approval of the stadium was done without an environmental review.

    Here’s the LAT on the damaging effects of this stadium

    Also, it’s not located in LA, but in a city called Indusrtry.

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