Sunday, April 28, 2013

Eagles Going Green

The Eagles might not be the most popular team in the NFL, but its 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines have made it the greenest. I'm actually surprised this hasn't garnered more press. This is a huge deal, one that cities known for their green ideals have only dreamed of.

Eagles President Don Smolenski calls the turbines the "eye candy," while the solar panels are the real power. But that isn't the only way Lincoln Financial Field is the future stadium that we should be bragging about.

Here are some of the stats listed by Sandy Bauers on
  • 30% of the stadium's power is generated by the turbines
  • 99.8% of the stadium's waste is recycled
  • Fryer oil is converted into biodiesel and reused in house
  • Food waste is composted
  • Since February 8th, 720,000 kilowatts of power has been generated
They aren't done yet. They are looking into innovations designed to capture rainwater to flush toilets and water the fields.

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