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Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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MetLife Stadium — Solar Powered, Home Of “Super Green” Super Bowl, But…

February 1st, 2014 by  


MetLife Stadium, home to the Super Bowl XLVIII is one of the greenest and most technologically advanced stadiums in professional sports. It includes solar panels, energy-efficient windows, native plants, low-flush toilets, waterless urinals, and is made of recycled steel and plastic. MetLife Stadium also an open-air stadium, so there are huge savings on (lack of) air conditioning and heating.

MetLife Stadium is still a ginormous stadium (seats 82,500!) used for purely recreational purposes, but hey, that’s part of society.

Passed on to me by someone representing Skanska (which built the stadium), below is an infographic with a lot more details on the MetLife Stadium, including more notes regarding green building aspects of the building process and stadium as a whole.

However, before sharing that, I’ll note one quite ungreen thing related to Super Bowl XLVIII: you can’t walk to the game! You also can’t bike to the game. Oy.

On the plus side (when it comes to transportation), however, the mass transit will be good and heavily promoted/utilized, while driving to the stadium is also greatly limited.

Anyway, on to this Skanska MetLife Stadium infographic:

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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