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First LEED Certified MLB Stadium [Nationals]

Washington Nationals

HOK and Devrouax +Purnell teamed up to design what could be the first LEED certified Major League Baseball stadium around.*  As the new home of the Washington Nationals, the stadium has a slew of green features such as high-efficiency field lighting, a 6300 sf green roof, state-of-the-art wastewater system that uses sand filters, and an in-house recycling center.  Originally, architects estimated an extra cost of $10-20 million for certification, but it ended up being only $2 million.  Plus, the up-front costs are expected to be returned in lower operating costs.  For a frame of reference, though, the owners agreed to spend $611 million for the stadium. 

*Fast Company said it's certified.  The Washington Nationals page says certification is being pursued.  I searched at the USGBC website and didn't find this stadium as a listed project under certified -- I'm not sure whether certification has been awarded yet.

UPDATE: 4/14/2008 - it's official, the Nationals Park is the greenest, certified ballpark in the country.  Congratulations - 34 points. 

Via Fast Company.

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Opening day is right around the corner, at the GREEN stadium!!!

Best,

Yep, this Saturday versus Baltimore.

This one's got the making of an internet SUPERSTAR!


http://www.esnips.com/doc/79c22395-7bd6-4299-92db-cf392e381698/kutiman---this-is-what-it-became


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