There’s a very informative article in the October issue of Buildings magazine that you may be interested in reading. It’s called “Tackle Sustainability,” and it’s about how green sports facilities are setting examples for other sites.
“It’s a huge challenge to make sustainability work at these places. Arenas aren’t occupied like an office or multifamily complex. They get a massive influx of people in a short period of time, and then they sit vacant for days,” said Steve D’Iorio, senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle, a firm that offers third-party property management. “Sports sites start with what’s feasible.”
One way to begin any sustainable effort is to start small, said IAVM member Scott Jenkins, general manager of the upcoming Atlanta Falcons stadium and chairman of the Green Sports Alliance.
“Easily achieved items include better discipline about turning things off when they’re not being used and implementing low-cost solutions like aerators on faucets and weather stripping on doors,” Jenkins said. “Start with a base knowledge of how you performed in the past and what’s business as usual. Then think about what you can accomplish with a new way of doing things.”
You can read the rest of the article—which features several IAVM member venues—at the Buildings website (story starts about halfway down).