Gallery: The 7 Most Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums in the U.S.

 

3. Nationals Park: Washingto​n Nationals

When Nationals Park opened in Southeast D.C. in 2008, it made history by becoming the nation’s first major sports facility to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification. Nationals Park achieved LEED Silver for New Construction largely based on the stadium’s highly efficient lighting and cooling systems.

The Park's highly reflective “cool roof” materials which cover the concession/toilet area minimize heat gains and reduce air conditioning use, while energy-efficient lighting uses 20% less energy than typical field lighting. In addition, water-efficient plumbing uses 30% less water than comparable facilities – that’s a savings of about 3.6 million gallons of water per year.

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