Florida Marlins Stadium Aims for LEED Silver Certification

In another win for Florida green building, the new Florida Marlins Stadium earned the honor of being the first LEED-certified retractable roof stadium in the country. The stadium, that has two aquariums and a 360-degree promenade level, was built on 17 acres of the 42-acre Orange Bowl site in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.

In previous posts, we’ve highlighted many Florida green building efforts and impressive LEED-level achievements made by honorable stewards to the environment. The new Marlins stadium cost $515 million to build, and can seat up to 37,000 people. The stadium will open April 4 in the season opener against the World Series champion, the St. Louis Cardinals. Here are some of the eco-friendly features that make this building a noteworthy new addition to the Florida green building community:

  • Aggressive waste management recycling program.
  • Use of low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints, adhesives, carpets and flooring for air quality control.
  • Majority of building materials are locally made, with pieces of old concrete from the demolished Orange Bowl repurposed to create support beams. More than 98 percent of the construction waste is being recycled. Primary items being recycled are: asphalt, cardboard, concrete, metal, steel, paper, plastic and wood, among others.
  • Water-efficient restroom facilities
  • Specified materials have been harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the job site to reduce transportation emissions and support the local economy.

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