In honor of the exciting upcoming Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, February 7, we are once again highlighting the awesome Levi’s® Stadium as our Project of the Week here on Greenroofs.com. Whether you are a Broncos or Panthers fan, we know all fans of living architecture will enjoy the beautiful living roof atop this sports venue!
Santa Clara, CA, USA
27,000 sf. Greenroof
Hosting the Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, Levi’s® Stadium is a $1.27 billion multi-purpose facility with the flexibility to host a wide range of events with seating for about 68,500 people, featuring 176 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats. Fans attending San Francisco 49ers home games experience football in the most eco-friendly and sustainable LEED Gold certified facility in the league. State of the art technology is used throughout the stadium, and visitors may view a live dashboard display featuring current energy measurements, water and air monitors, and other dynamic green features as the building operates daily. Designed by HNTB, the iconic feature of the stadium is the massive 5-story Suite Tower on the west side, topped by the NRG Solar Terrace green roof.
The installation of 1,186 solar panels on the canopy framework on the green roof and on three solar pedestrian bridges connecting the parking lot to the park generate 375 kW of power at Levi’s Stadium – as much renewable energy as it will consume on game days. And the NRG Solar Terrace green roof is an inviting space which can be booked for receptions and ceremonies. The 27,000 square foot American Hydrotech green roof contains 16 species of vegetation native to the Bay area for the concessionaires, who will utilize produce within local farm-to-table menus. 85 percent of the water used at the stadium is recycled, used for both potable and non-potable uses such as the playing field irrigation water.
See the Project Profile to See All of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.
Publisher’s Note: Levi’s® Stadium was included in Greenroofs.com’s “2015 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” in the # 5 category “Fields of Green: Big League Sports Venues.”
Owner: Santa Clara Stadium Authority
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 27,000 sq. ft.
Access: Accessible, Open to Public (with paid entrance)
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff California Architects
General Contractor: Turner Devcon, A Joint Venture
Greenroof System: Garden Roof Assembly, American Hydrotech
Greenroof Installation: Jensen Corporation Landscape Contractors
Solar Design & Installation: NRG Solar
Solar Design & Installation: SunPower Corp.
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