Location: Tempe, AZ
Owner: Transwestern Investment Group, JDM Partners LLC
Certified: February 2017
Project Size: 2,040,000 ft²
Architect: Davis Architecture
Energy Cost Savings:
LEED Certification: Silver
Since Busch Stadium began improvements soon after it opened in 2006, the ballpark reduced energy use by 23% (down to 161.2 kBtu per square-foot from 211.8 after normalizing for weather). That’s a savings of about $150,000 annually. Part of the savings are due to a 2011 energy audit that resulted in the replacing more than 1,000 traditional spotlights and floodlights with LED lamps to cut lighting power demand in several areas by 90%, the implementation of a ventilation control scheme in electrical rooms to eliminate the year-round use of the equivalent of a 100-ton air conditioner, and the installation of small cooling systems for the scoreboard control room and video coaching room to substitute for huge HVAC units meant for larger areas. Additionally, a new heat exchanger was installed to recover heat waste and reduce the amount of heat that must be generated by the stadium.
High performance Low-e glass (Viracon VE2-55) is used for each of the windows.
Total savings of 752,310 pounds of CO2 emissions this year
17.8% energy cost savings above ASHRAE energy standards
204,174 kWh saved annually
Achieved a silver rating in LEED certification with 37 credits
Lighting is 8% better than ASHRAE standards and utilizes occupancy sensors to increase energy efficiency
Water conservation measure that captures condensation from air-handler units