Watch video of the aperture-like roof operating for the first time.
Being the later home for Atlanta Falcons, the stadium has been LEED-certified after it hit a performance score of 88 points.
The sports venue, which has an area of 2,000,000 square feet, is famous for its foldable-roof structure. Its design represents sustainability and creativity at their best as it pays a great deal of attention to conserving energy, light, and water.
“We set a goal of achieving the highest LEED rating because it was the right thing to do for our city and the environment. With this achievement, we have a powerful new platform to showcase to the industry and to our fans that building sustainably and responsibly is possible for a venue of any type, size, and scale.” Commented Arthur Blank, Atlanta United and Atlanta Falcons chairman and owner.
The venue utilizes a top-notch rainfall-management system which saves water – reaching 47% less water than the standard. A well-maintained infrastructure aims at conserving water through high-standard fixtures. The garden surrounding the Mercedes-Benz stadium is designated for ‘foodscaping’ so as to contribute to the development of farming and the production of food in the area.
A green landscape, which has an area of 13 acres, was assigned to car parking in addition to public events. The sports icon has 4000 photovoltaic panels which suffice to generate power for 9 Atlanta Falcons matches or 13 Atlanta United games.
Other energy preservation features include electric vehicle charging stations, motorcycle valets, walkways, and three railway lines that link the stadium to the city.
A ceremony will be held on the 26th of November 2017 to celebrate the LEED Platinum certification at the stadium before the Falcons/Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.