Stadium Built to Win on Sustainability Solution by: Skanska and MetLife Stadium Company
The MetLife Stadium features solar panels, energy-efficient windows, water-saving toilets and construction with recycled steel and plastic.
The Triple Bottom Line
Environmental Skanska’s collaboration with the EPA has resulted in 25% water savings compared to the old stadium.
Social When building MetLife Stadium, Skanska agreed to contracts worth $260 million with small minority and women-owned businesses.
Economic The MetLife Stadium has saved an estimated $19.9 million in operating expenses over the past 3.5 years, showing green construction is less expensive when including life-cycle costs.
With 82,500 seats and TV audiences in the millions every week, the MetLife Stadium creates awareness on building green. The construction of the MetLife Stadium saw 83% of construction waste recycled, 40,000 tons of recycled steel used, and construction vehicles using cleaner fuels. Skanska also established a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), resulting in low water and solid waste production. The MetLife Stadium is twice as big as the stadium it replaced in 2010 but uses 30% less energy for operations while also producing its own electricity with a rooftop solar ring. The stadium is well connected to public transportation, resulting in more than 5 million avoided vehicle miles traveled from 2009 to 2013. Why a Sustainia100 solution? Buildings are responsible for around 40% of all energy use in the United States, according to the EPA. By hosting the 2014 Super Bowl, and welcoming millions of guests and TV viewers every week, the MetLife Stadium showcases to the general public that technologies exist to affordably and sustainably construct green buildings. Skanska’s efforts at MetLife Stadium reduced its carbon footprint equivalent to the emissions from 48,924 vehicles per year.