Transforming climate change, with the highest level of environmental sustainability. Mercedes-Benz Stadium incorporates the latest in sustainable advancements related to design, construction and operations, becoming a model for all other sports and entertainment venues.
The stadium design allows for a water capture and reuse system to help cool the building and onsite irrigation, a first for any sports facility.
Over 4,000 solar PV panels are installed on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium site and GWCC campus. In addition, electric vehicle charging stations are installed in various parking areas. Mercedes-Benz Stadium will generate enough solar energy on its campus in a year to power over nine Falcons home games or 13 Atlanta United home matches.
Energy Usage Reduction
An “open stadium” operational approach to the facility provides opportunities to use natural light and outside air to reduce energy usage. In addition, building control systems manage and monitor energy consumption including lighting and heating/cooling use, and LED lighting reduces energy usage by as much as 50 percent.
As you look toward the field, in addition to the natural light pouring in from the open roof, the lights will feel softer and brighter due to the LED sports lighting; much kinder on the eyes and much more environmentally friendly.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium site provides excellent transit access for patron use, with three MARTA rail line stations within .7 miles or less of the building. The new stadium property layout also encourages use of bicycle and alternative fuel vehicle usage through direct connection to the Atlanta Bike Trail Network and the availability of electric vehicle charging stations.
In addition, pedestrian-friendly walking paths allow for easy connectivity between the communities on the west side of the stadium and the downtown area.