In 2011, Centurylink Field became home to Washington’s largest solar array. The Solyndra solar panels click into place and capture light from all directions rather than just one which is great for those typical overcast days. The solar array spans the area of two football fields on top of the CenturyLink Field Event Center, generating more than 800,000 kilowatt hours of elec
tricity annually. 30% of the facility’s energy needs are now met with the solar power generated on the roof.
In 2012, nearly two million people visited CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center. And while most didn’t know it, everyone who walked through those doors was part of a huge conservation effort.
- 97% of the Kingdome concrete was recycled, with 35% used in the construction of CenturyLink Field.
- 94% of waste generated at CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center is diverted from landfills. That’s up from 47% just four years ago.
- In 2012, the Clink produced 5 million gallons of biodiesel through recycling of used cooking oil (that’s a lot of garlic fries).
- 614 recycle and compost bins are located throughout CenturyLink Field. 100% of food containers are compostable and all plastic bottles are recyclable.
- 100% of urinals have been retrofitted with ultra-low-flow water fixtures, saving more than 1.3 million gallons of water every year.
- 94% of cleaning and soap products used at the Clink are Green Seal certified.
- In 2012, despite an increase in the number of visitors, Clink reduced its energy consumption by 12% (an ode to the 12th Man certainly).
- 32% of fans use public transportation to get to Centurylink Field.