Amon G. Carter Stadium redevelopment awarded LEED certification

stadiumThe Amon G. Carter Stadium redevelopment project recently received LEED® Silver certification level status from the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating scale. It is one of very few LEED certified NCAA football stadiums and is the 10th building on the TCU campus to achieve LEED® certification, underscoring the University’s long-term commitment to sustainability.

The stadium, which opened last September, was designed by HKS of Dallas and built by Austin Commercial.

Project Highlights:

• The stadium location takes advantage of its urban site, providing walk-able access to community services and public transportation

• Water usage has been reduced by more than 50 percent through the installation of dual flush toilets, pint-flush urinals and ultra low-flow lavatories.

• The stadium employs a number of integrated strategies to reduce its energy usage by nearly 14% while providing for greater comfort levels for its occupants:

• Reduced the window to wall ratio for non-field viewing locations to below 30%

• Incorporated overhangs to minimize solar impact on suites

• A 67 percent energy reduction was achieved for interior lighting, and incorporated continuous-dimming daylight harvesting controls and occupancy sensors

• Energy consumption for cooling is estimated to be reduced by 8 percent

• Demand Control Ventilation installed for increased fan comfort

• All suites and occupied spaces provide fans with ample daylight and views

• Occupants have also been given individual control over lighting

• 97 percent (28,636 tons) of the construction waste was diverted from landfills

• More than 26 percent of the materials selected for the project include products with high-recycled content

• Nearly 22 percent of the materials are regional

• Indoor air quality was assured with a stringent Indoor Air Quality Management Plan during construction

• The long-standing campus commitment to recycling extends into the stadium and fan experience with recycling bins for paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and cardboard items.