As mentioned in a post earlier in the week, Target Field, the new home to the Minnesota Twins, achieved LEED certification. Here are some facts from the project.
- The overall cost of the LEED certification was less than 0.5 percent of the ballpark’s $545 million cost.
- 60 percent of the building’s exterior is regionally sourced limestone from Mankato, Minn., about a 90-minute drive from the ballpark.
- Captured waste energy from the adjacent Hennepin Energy Resource Center is used to heat most indoor spaces at Target Field and the playing
- An estimated 4.2 million gallons of water will be saved annually due to low-flow urinals, dual-flush toilets and aerated faucets. These fixtures use 30 percent less potable water than conventional fixtures. A Pentair filtration system is expected to save another 1.5 million gallons annually.
- More than 70 percent of construction waste diverted or recycled; and having more than 30 percent of all installed materials made from recycled content, including the foul poles and roof canopy.
- Eric Wilson
[Image source: Metropolitan Museum of Art]