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

 

Major League Baseball (MLB) has emerged as a vanguard of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)'s Sports Greening Project, which has sparked a sustainability movement across a slew of professional and collegiate sports leagues. The MLB was the first professional sports league to partner with NRDC on the initiative in 2005. “Major League Baseball has really been a pioneer in the sports greening movement by committing holistically to environmental stewardship, which of course includes energy efficiency and water efficiency," said Alice Henly, a principal author of the Sports Greening Project's Game Changer Report. While the report itself does not rank the ballparks, it does include case studies and snapshots of all the parks included in this round up; the rankings below are based on sheer numbers of energy-efficient features, as well as the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Hit the jump for the full list!

This post was written by Miriam Berg of the Alliance to Save Energy. A previous version was published on their website, to learn more about the Alliance to Save Energy, visit their website.

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