On April 10, 2006, the Cardinals opened their new 46,000-seat retro-style ballpark, Busch Stadium, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. That year, the Cardinals became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark. As the baseball team was winning the championship, the ballpark energy management team was fine-tuning the operations at the new ballpark, and even with a brand new stadium, they were able to optimize the stadium’s systems, achieving energy savings of more than 20 percent in the first two years after its inaugural season. Find out how in this two-page success story.
Built in 1874, the Mark Twain House & Museum is considered one of the premier tourist attractions in the State of Connecticut. Read this two-page success story learn how, as part of its restoration efforts, the Mark Twain House & Museum developed an energy management program as part of a larger sustainability initiative, which achieved significant energy savings and earned a number of environmental awards for their dedication to resource conservation and environmental education.
Since opening 20 years ago, San Diego’s bayside convention facility has been a green industry leader and continues to receive accolades for environmental stewardship. The San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program as a partner in 2008. Using EPA’s online energy management and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, the SDCCC tracked its energy consumption and has improved the facility’s overall performance. This two-page success story outlines how, since then, the San Diego Convention Center has become a model for other convention and meeting facilities demonstrating the value of benchmarking to improve efficiency and to save money.
Located in Virginia’s most populous city, the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) comprises more than 516,000 square feet and typically hosts 400 events a year. Fully opened in 2007, the VBCC has served as the anchor for the successful revitalization of Virginia Beach’s old beach district. However, even with a newly constructed building, the VBCC has demonstrated an important energy management principle: all buildings, regardless of their age and building systems they employ, can reduce energy consumption, save money, and offset greenhouse gas emissions by implementing low-cost, high-return energy management strategies. Read this two-page success story to learn more.
Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, the Great American Ball Park is home to the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise. The ballpark, built next door to the Reds’ former home, Riverfront Stadium, officially opened for the 2003 season. Equally as enthusiastic as their hometown fans, the ballpark’s management team continues to improve the ballpark’s energy performance and is a leader among stadiums nationwide. Read this two-page success to learn their energy-saving actions and out-of-the-park results.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) is one of twenty-four arts, science, and cultural institutions that are part of San Diego’s Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. The Partnership launched a sustainability initiative in 2008 along with the City of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) with the goal of improving energy efficiency and reducing resource consumption at the Park’s cultural institutions. To date, Balboa Park venues have decreased electricity usage by more than 3.5 million kWh and 87,000 therms of natural gas, realizing savings of $530,000. Read this two-page success story to learn how.