The Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California was designed by the HNTB architectural practice and built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the 1.2 billion dollar project is the first pro football field in USA to be awarded a LEED Gold certification for its sustainable elements.
The stadium is the home base of the San Francisco 49ers and it implements an installation of 1162 photovoltaic panels, water saving measures and materials to increase the quality of the environment indoors. There are three NRG Energy bridges for the ticket holders and a NRG Solar terrace with a surface of 27000 square feet on the west side tower.
The grass is Bermuda Bandera and it was chosen since it needs 50% less water that the usual grass even if most of the water comes from recycled sources and all these features lead to a zero energy performance. The stadium has seats for 68500 spectators and the stadium is flexible enough to permit a large array of events such as soccer, football, motocross or concerts.