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Participate in the SMASM Energy Bowl!


  • Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
  • Cleveland Browns Stadium
  • CenturyLink Field
  • Ralph Wilson Stadium
  • Target Field
  • Georgia Dome
  • PGE Park
  • MetLife Stadium
  • M&T Bank Stadium
  • Progressive Field
  • Miller Park
  • Busch Stadium
  • Chase Field
  • Safeco Field
  • PNC Park
  • Turner Field
  • Tropicana Field
  • Great American Ball Park
  • Nationals Park
  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

Overall Champion: Tropicana Field (-16.6%)
NFL Champion: MetLife Stadium (-13.3%)
MLB Champion: Tropicana Field (-16.6%)
Honorable Mention (percent reduction ? 10%)
Nationals Park (-14.6%)     Target Field (-10.9%)

Aggregate Results

Participants collectively reduced energy consumption by 50 million kBtu, equivalent to the:

  • Electricity needed to light almost 7,500 homes annually
  • Greenhouse gas emissions generated from nearly 2,000 cars per year

Generated cost savings over $1 million
Ranged from $40K  - $588K

Best Practices

Tropicana Field

  • Enhanced management and operational controls with their Building Automation System
  • Computer now automatically controls all fans based on temperature and humidity
  • System previously ran at either 100% or was off. Now it can run at 50%

MetLife Stadium

  • Focused on improving operational controls and systems to maximize energy efficiency, such as controls for:
  • Lighting (stadium and parking lots)
  • Condenser water system
  • Air handling units 

Target Field

  • Maximized the Building Automation System
  • Replaced lighting systems with LED or fluorescents
  • Re-commissioned HVAC systems
  • Implemented a “winterization” mode to shut off unnecessary equipment during the off-season.

Nationals Park

  • Close monitoring via energy management system during non-game days and in unoccupied spaces
  • Regular analysis of utility bills


Watch here for details on the 2012 SMA Energy Bowl ll