Minnesota Twins started the season on the Great Green Ballpark
Minnesota Twins’ new stadium inaugurated their green on April 12 in a game against the Boston Red Sox! Target Field ready for opening day and during construction there is no green features are missed.
From rainwater collection system for low-VOC finish, energy efficient lighting, and LEED certification, a new stadium to find Minnesota Twins joined the Washington Nationals in a small club with a baseball team of eco-conscious.
They will seek LEED certification for their estimates and would have included a feature to prove sustainable values. broke ground on a new stadium in 2007 but the team officially moved out of the Metrodome and into their new home this season.
40,000 seat park has a rainwater collection system under the ground ball, finishes and low VOC sealants, energy efficient lighting, native landscaping, solar reflective roof, heating and energy efficient ventilation systems and a ton of bike rack. The stadium was also really accessible by public transportation in Minneapolis.
Two years ago Major League Baseball partnered with the National Resources Defense Council to help assist green baseball park at their facilities and operations. Twins franchise has taken this partnership to the next level, going beyond most teams and recycling initiatives have been implemented in recent years.
Chris Iles – manager of corporate communications for the Twins – say greening the stadium is, “the right thing for the environment and for society. Major League Baseball’s rehabilitation program is part of what we do but quite frankly, I feel like what we do is much more than that.”
source : Inhabitat