WASHINGTON — Ranking U.S. stadiums according to "the depth and breadth" of their green initiatives, national home solar company SunRun
has com up with a top 10 list of the greenest stadiums, according to Planet Save
, where the Super Bowl was played last night, came in at number five, the article noted.
From the planning stages, when the Dallas Cowboys
intended to have the first stadium "to gain recognition in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s
(EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program
," the team has been committed to making Cowboys Stadium a green leader, the article stated.
According to the article, Cowboys Stadium includes a state-of-the-art bio-composting reactor from Totally Green, a retractable roof that allows a lot of events to be held in natural lighting, retractable end zone doors that allow for natural ventilation, permeable pavement that helps with water drainage and pollution, a comprehensive recycling program and more.
Overall, it has reduced solid waste, energy use and water consumption considerably due to its green initiatives, the article added.