Batters Up - Major League Baseball Stadiums Go Green
Jul 02, 2009 09:49PM
Baseball Glove and Globe
New construction brings opportunities for energy-efficient field lighting and waterless and low-flow plumbing fixtures, as well as heat-reflective and vegetative roofs. Citi Field, in New York, and Nationals Park, in Washington, DC, are good examples. Renovations, which recur about every decade in a stadium’s existence, also are up for eco-improvements. Remarks John McHale, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for administration, “I expect the renovation work is going to be done with a much higher consciousness to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification than has ever been the case.”
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