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Dynamo stadium registered for LEED credits

New venue will be built for environmental responsibility

Houston Dynamo Press Release
August 10, 2011

The Houston Dynamo's new downtown stadium construction is underway and is focused on creating an environmentally sustainable venue. Sustainable construction highlights include use of local materials, and recycling of construction debris. Once built, the stadium will rely on recycling partner Greenstar Recycling to handle all facility recycling services.

The new downtown stadium has taken its first step toward being an environmentally sustainable venue after it was registered with the United States Green Building Council for certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.

The project has been registered by architect Populous, project manager ICON Venue Group, and builder Manhattan Construction Company and will be evaluated for LEED credits upon completion of the venue. LEED ratings are based on a point system that measure the building's impact on the environment.

Among the notable green elements in the Dynamo's new stadium are:

  • During construction, the Dynamo will divert construction and demolition debris to be recycled or salvaged rather than being placed in landfills or incinerated.
  • The new stadium will use water-efficient fixtures within the building to reduce the burden on the municipal water supply and wastewater systems.
  • The Dynamo and jersey partner Greenstar Recycling will provide easily accessible areas for recycling collection and storage, thereby reducing waste that goes to landfills.
  • The Dynamo will use post-consumer and pre-consumer products and materials to reduce the impact resulting from the extraction and processing of virgin material.
  • Most products and materials used in construction will have been extracted, harvested, recovered, and/or manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.
  • Many products and materials used in construction will reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that may be irritating or harmful to the well-being of installers and building occupants.

*Statistic based on 2009 Pro Team Survey Results performed by Pro Green Sports

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