Reducing energy consumption in a stadium may seem like an uphill battle – but there are many opportunities for sports clubs to implement green initiatives. These will reduce carbon emissions and lower running costs. They include:
Lighting in stadiums is essential. With a high amount of footfall, it is essential that stairways and public areas are well-lit.
Lighting the arena or pitch is also important. Because of this, making use of energy-efficient LED lighting is a great solution.
Floodlights are used to light the pitch during the evening. High-quality, even lighting is required for the crowd to see what is happening and for players to perform.
LED lighting can reduce energy costs by over 50% in some cases. There is minimal maintenance cost and the lightbulbs don’t take time to warm up.
Installing solar panels can reduce the energy you need from your energy supplier. This is already a popular energy solution in the US.
Atalanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium and the Gillette Stadium of the New England Patriots make use of solar energy. This helps them to reduce carbon emissions.
Implementing an environmental design on new build stadiums minimises energy costs and helps tackle climate change.
Another great way to improve energy efficiency is by installing energy storage solutions. This will help to provide enough energy on matchdays to dramatically reduce external energy consumption.
The best way to ensure a stadium is as efficient as possible is by carrying out an energy audit. This will look at all the ways energy efficiency can be improved.
Having this information will allow you to make the changes required to enjoy lower business electricity and gas bills.
An energy audit can be carried out by an experienced professional. This will help you power the stadium on match days with minimal waste.