Promo Badge for BBVA Compass Stadium
Promo Badge for BBVA Compass Stadium

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.