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NFL Teams Going Green

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 No Comments

The NFL has recognized the substantial benefits to going green, and several teams are taking big strides to use solar panels, wind turbines, and other energy producing technologies that will bring a green effect to their stadiums.

By going green, not only are these teams saving a lot of money in their energy bills, but they are also an influence to their fans who will recognize and embrace the transition to a cleaner and greener future.

There are some teams in the league that are making major advancements compared to others. In 2003, the New York Giants and New York Jets were the first 2 teams to lead the initiative by  including energy-saving timers and sensors for lighting and cooling equipment in their Lincoln Financial Stadium.

They have also installed a whopping 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines in the stadium in 2011.

Lincoln Financial Stadium Solar Initiative

Recognizing the benefits of solar energy, the San Francisco 49ers stadium will feature an 18,000 square foot “living roof” canopy of green and flowering plants placed across the top of an 8-story tower of luxury stadium suites. They will also be using solar panels, wind turbines, electric charging stations and other low-carbon alternatives in their stadium.

You can see below the rendering of the 8-story tower with the green fields spread across the top.

Eco Friendly 49ers Stadium

Across the board, many NFL teams are setting an example to their fans by going green, lets take a look at some of the teams doing significant things:

The NFL teams are also encouraging fans to use public transit to reduce emissions from vehicles on the road, and there has been a positive response from the fans.

While some teams are using solar panels and wind turbines to go green, its exciting to see how many teams are taking it one step further by getting creative and finding other ways to reduce their impact.

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