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NFL's New LEED Certified Stadium

Good news for sports fans and environmentalists alike – the NFL’s first ever LEED certified stadium will open as early as 2011. LEED (Leadership in Environmental Initiative and Design) gives certificates to buildings that adhere to stringent environmentally sustainable building practices.

The Los Angeles stadium has not been named home to a team yet. But, the stadium is already making history…

LA may just be THE city that needs this kind of green movement after Governor Schwarzenegger’s controversial relaxing of environmental standards on major highway projects last year.

Designed by global architecture firm Aedas, the 75,000 seat stadium will use roughly 40% less steel than comparable buildings.  The surrounding area’s hillside will provide support for 60  percent  of the massive building.

Noted green initiatives thus far include:

  • Areas to collect storm water
  • Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Significant reduction in virgin materials
  • And naturally, an emphasis on recycling through out the building

Stay tuned.

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

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