“We set a goal of achieving the highest LEED rating because it was the right thing to do for our city and the environment and with this achievement, we have a powerful new platform to showcase to the industry and to our fans that building sustainably and responsibly is possible for a venue of any type, size and scale.”
- ARTHUR BLANK
LEED PLATINUM Certification
Mercedes Benz Stadium is the first professional sports venue in the United States to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building rating system created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). There are multiple project types that can apply for LEED status and four different levels of LEED certification for projects that qualify; Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To achieve the highest level of LEED Platinum certification, the rating system requires 80+ points to be earned on the LEED scorecard through innovative and sustainable building design.
In 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium totaled 88 points on the LEED scorecard to achieve Platinum certification, which is the highest score ever achieved by a sports facility. Unique features that target energy reduction, renewable energy, stormwater management, and water efficiency were incorporated into stadium during the design and construction phase of the project. Mercedes-Benz Stadium earned all water-related credits on the LEED scorecard, and also earned points in the innovation category.
Today, these building features help the stadium operate efficiently on a day to day basis, minimize the environmental impact on event day, and benefit the surrounding Atlanta community.
Photo: Mercedes-Benz Stadium LEED Platinum Final Scorecard, 2017 (88 Points)