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The Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.  In November, M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, became the first existing outdoor professional sports facility in the country, to receive U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating for an Existing Building – Operations and Maintenance project.  There are many sports franchises across the country making changes to become more eco-friendly.  As the first existing stadium to receive this award, the Governor of Maryland and the stadium’s ownership hope this achievement will set an example for other existing stadiums to also become more sustainable.

Some of the sustainability programs recognized by LEED at M&T Bank Stadium include:

  • 43% water reduction with the installation of water urinals
  • 27% above the national average in energy efficiency
  • Offset 123,070 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Electricity at the stadium has been greatly reduced

 

If you own, operate or work at a stadium, and are interested in getting some help with sustainability programs, zero waste initiatives, waste minimization, recycling programs, fan engagement or analysis of program monitoring and tracking, contact us today at (410) 877-1593.  For the past 12 years, we’ve helped organizations of all sizes with their waste and sustainability programs.  Our focus on on-site education and facilitation has helped our clients establish long-term, cost-effective programs.

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Resources: 

Press Release: Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority Recognized

US Green Building Council LEED Gold for Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance