2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 08:54:29 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "D.C. turns brownfield into 'green' ballpark"
D.C. turns brownfield into 'green' ballpark

By Lisa Lambert, Reuters
Boston Globe (MA)
March 29, 2008

WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals' gleaming new baseball park that 
opens tomorrow night will be the first green professional stadium in the 
United States, the US Green Building Council said yesterday.

The stadium received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or 
LEED, certification from the council yesterday for its energy-conserving 
and environmental design.

To earn the certification, the ballpark was outfitted with energy-saving 
light fixtures, water-conserving plumbing, drought-resistant plants, and 
a green roof over the concessions area.

It was also erected on a restored brownfield, and it has special systems 
in place to keep stormwater runoff from polluting the nearby Anacostia 


For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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