With the Super Bowl being held in Atlanta recently, Burton decided to look into how energy efficient Mercedes-Benz Stadium and other stadiums of its size are. Although the big game was not that exciting, the statistics we found were. With these buildings being so large they require a pretty big amount of energy, but that also means more opportunities to create savings.

Here are the five stadiums tackling energy:

1.  MetLife Stadium

  • Home of the New York Giants and Jets
  • Consumes 30% less energy than the previous stadium, even though it is twice the size
  • LED lighting, energy-efficient windows, ENERGYSTAR equipment, and HVAC technologies all help to reduce energy demand
  • The lighting and lighting controls are powered by a solar ring of 1,350 solar panels

2. CenturyLink Field

  • Home of the Seattle Seahawks
  • Reduced annual energy costs by 21%
  • Installed 3,500 solar panels to generate electricity equivalent to the amount needed to power 95 homes for an entire year
  • Uses a cool roof to reduce heat absorption and costs

3. Lincoln Financial Field

  • Home of the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Considered one of the greenest stadiums in the world
  • 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines supply more than four times the power used during a season of home games
  • Through improvements and sustainability, the team has reduced its energy bills by 33%

4. M&T Bank Stadium

  • Home of the Baltimore Ravens
  • First existing stadium to be LEED Gold certified
  • 27% more energy efficient than the national average
  • Follows a sustainable purchasing policy that requires all purchases to include recycled, renewable, and ENERGYSTAR labeled products for the building

5. Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  • Home of the Atlanta Falcons
  • Saves 29% in energy usage compared to a typical stadium design
  • The stadium includes LED lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and floor to roof glass to maximize savings
  • Built to catch one million gallons of rainwater to help address flooding problems, as well as be used for irrigation and the stadium’s cooling system