BBVA Compass Stadium receives award from U.S. Green Building Council
BBVA Compass Stadium received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The stadium received the award for its innovative construction and sustainable design. Notable achievements during the stadium's construction process included diverting 86.85 percent of on-site generated construction waste to landfills, reducing water use by 41 percent from the installation of high-energy toilets, reducing energy use by 20.41 percent, using 98.42 percent of the wood-based building materials from certified forests and providing preferred parking spaces for fuel-efficient low-emissions vehicles.
"This level of achievement is the result of many companies and individuals working together in order to design, build and operate a state-of-the-art facility," said BBVA Compass Stadium General Manager Doug Hall in a press release. "We are proud to have earned the Silver LEED certification and will continue to operate in the most efficient manner possible to ensure a healthy, sustainable future for our community."
BBVA Compass stadium is among a select few venues to receive the LEED Silver certification. Other venues to receive the award include MLS Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The stadium is currently the home of the Houston Dynamo and the Texas Southern University football team. It is managed by AEG facilities, a global network of large-scale state-of-the-art venues.
LEED is an organization that provides verifications and certifications to green buildings. Verifications programs and certifications offered by LEED are voluntary.
BBVA Compass Stadium is located at 2200 Texas St., Houston. For more information, visit www.BBVACompassstadium.com.
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