LEED Silver Certification
In December 2012, BBVA Compass Stadium was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ("LEED®”) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Houston’s newest downtown stadium has been identified as a pioneering example of new construction and sustainable design and is considered a leader in transforming the building industry. BBVA Compass Stadium is the first new construction LEED® Silver sports facility in the city of Houston and joins other venues such as Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and Major League Soccer’s Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon, in achieving this honor.
The stadium features that helped BBVA Compass Stadium achieve LEED® certification include:
- Diverting 86.85% of the on-site generated construction waste from landfill and providing ample recycling receptacles throughout the facility to encourage fan recycling;
- Reducing water use by 41% from a calculated baseline through the installation of high-efficiency toilets and non-water urinals;
- Reducing energy use 20.41% using the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline calculation methodology;
- Sourcing 98.42% of the total wood-based building materials from FSC certified forest;
- Providing preferred parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Complementing the sustainable features of the stadium, staff continues to focus on collecting critical environmental data to gauge and refine the venue’s environmental performance.