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Seattle Seahawks Go Green
May 24th, 2011

 

The Portland Trail Blazers were the first major sports team to earn an LEED Gold Status for an existing major league sports arena. That means that the building was designed using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Chairman and owner of the Trail Blazers is also the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and he is continuing to find ways to conserve energy. The Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and First and Goal Inc. are installing the largest solar energy array in Washington on the roof of Qwest Field Event Center, home of the Seattle Seahawks.

The 3,750 individual thin-film technology solar panels will capture both direct and reflected sunlight across 80% of the center’s cylinder-type surface. The panels are projected to produce over 830,000 kWh of electricity annually. The design-build firm Mckinstry has been hired to install the panels. They specialize in energy solutions and have also identified modifications to reduce energy and water usage throughout the complex. The project will result in a 21% reduction in annual utility costs as well as a reduction in carbon emissions of 1,346 metric tons per year. Both teams hope they can be an example to others of how important clean technology is and the benefits it provides to the state of Washington.

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