Banc of California Stadium announced today that the world-class sport and entertainment venue has received LEED Gold Certification for its green building practices, commitment to environmental responsibility and overall sustainability. LAFC worked with Gensler during the design process to ensure that sustainable elements of the project were prioritized and retained to achieve this result.
“We are honored to receive the prestigious LEED Gold Certification seal from USGBC,” said LAFC President and Owner Tom Penn. “From the very beginning of this project, we were committed to building an environmentally-friendly stadium, using minimal resources with no environmental impacts. We are proud to be recognized for creating a responsible, sustainable and highly efficient venue in the heart of Los Angeles.”
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices in green building. Below is a list of notable sustainable accomplishments Banc of California Stadium received from USGBC:
- The stadium project diverted over 97% of total construction and demolition debris, equating to 28,906 tons diverted from the landfill.
- The building design consisted of 15% recycled materials; 10% sourced locally.
- Low emitting materials were used for adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings.
- All flooring was Greenguard certified; composite wood products were urea-formaldehyde free.
- Design included increased numbers of thermal zones to allow for maximizing controllability and individual user comfort.
- Ventilation rates were increased 30 percent to provide enhanced interior air quality and improved cognitive function.
- The stadium is 100 percent smoke-free.
- Mechanical conditioning refrigerants with low global warming potential were used.
- Project reduced energy consumption by 30 percent.
- Project reduced water consumption by 40 percent, equating to a savings of over 770,000 gallons of water annually.
- Roof design mitigated heat island effect.
- Catchment basins were designed to capture and treat rainwater for optimized stormwater management.
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.