Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium Goes Green

With ribbon-cutting ceremonies scheduled for July 17th, Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium is rapidly approaching its grand unveiling. More than two years in the making, the 1.85 million square foot stadium will be the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and will host Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

Given its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, it makes sense that architecture firm HNTB designed and built the stadium with sustainability in mind. In fact, the 49ers hope that the stadium will achieve LEED Gold certification, making it one of the first NFL stadiums to do so. Levi’s Stadium incorporates a variety of “green” elements, including nearly 20,000 feet of solar panels, a 27,000 foot living roof planted with California native species, and the use of LED bulbs in 40% of the stadium’s lighting. The owner’s suites use reclaimed wood from the Moffatt Field airplane hangar and recycled materials played a large role in the stadium’s construction.  In terms of transportation, the stadium houses electric-vehicle charging stations and has access to bike paths and a number of modes of public transportation. While already outfitted in grass 50% more efficient than that at most stadiums, the 49ers recently announced that Levi’s Stadium will rely on recycled water for 85% of the stadium’s water needs.

For images and updates, see here.

- See more at: http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/blog/alyssa-rutherford/santa-clara%e2%80%99s-levi%e2%80%99s-stadium-goes-green#sthash.9gqJTsei.dpuf

With ribbon-cutting ceremonies scheduled for July 17th, Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium is rapidly approaching its grand unveiling. More than two years in the making, the 1.85 million square foot stadium will be the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and will host Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

Given its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, it makes sense that architecture firm HNTB designed and built the stadium with sustainability in mind. In fact, the 49ers hope that the stadium will achieve LEED Gold certification, making it one of the first NFL stadiums to do so. Levi’s Stadium incorporates a variety of “green” elements, including nearly 20,000 feet of solar panels, a 27,000 foot living roof planted with California native species, and the use of LED bulbs in 40% of the stadium’s lighting. The owner’s suites use reclaimed wood from the Moffatt Field airplane hangar and recycled materials played a large role in the stadium’s construction.  In terms of transportation, the stadium houses electric-vehicle charging stations and has access to bike paths and a number of modes of public transportation. While already outfitted in grass 50% more efficient than that at most stadiums, the 49ers recently announced that Levi’s Stadium will rely on recycled water for 85% of the stadium’s water needs.

For images and updates, see here.

 

 

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