Reducing Water and Energy Consumption
- It is estimated the three wind turbines will provide approximately half a million kilowatt hours per year for the UNT Eagle Point power grid effectively eliminating 323 metric tons of CO2 from being emitted annually into the atmosphere. A web-based monitoring system will provide details on energy production, carbon reduction statistics and empirical data that can be used for both educational and research purposes at UNT.
- The high-performance stadium design uses energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning and lighting equipment, reducing energy consumption by 25 percent.
- Low flow plumbing fixtures – such as sinks, toilets, urinals and showers – will reduce water consumption by more than 52 percent.
Promoting Sustainable and Recycled Materials
- Seventy-five percent percent of construction waste materials were recycled by the stadium's contractor and prevented from being dumped in a landfill.
- Of the products and materials used in the construction of the stadium, 20 percent were made with recycled content and more than 47 percent were manufactured locally.
- To further reduce CO2 emissions, higher percentages of fly ash were substituted for cement to construct the concrete portions of the project.
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality
- Low volatile organic compound emitting materials such as adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and flooring were used to improve the indoor air quality for the building occupants.
- Ninety percent of regularly occupied indoor spaces provides occupants with natural daylight and views to the outdoors.
- UNT implemented green policies and procedures for stadium operations and maintenance.
The project team included: HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, Architect; HKS DesignGreen, LEED Consultant; Manhattan Construction Company, construction manager; HKS Commercial Interiors, interior design; Smith Seckman Reid, mechanical engineer; Aguirre Roden, electrical engineer; Jaster-Quintanilla, civil engineer; Rogers Moore Engineering/Walter P Moore, structural engineers; Caye Cook & Associates, landscape architect; and Henneman Engineering, commissioning agent.