Stadium Garners Ultimate Ranking

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The University of North Texas wanted to build a football stadium that would be unique when it set out to design the venue a few years ago.

UNT announced another way in which it reached that goal on Thursday morning, when the school revealed that Apogee Stadium has received Platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The venue that seats 30,850 is the first newly constructed college football stadium in the country to receive the highest rating for sustainability that is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council’s criteria.

“It demonstrates to not only the on-campus community, but also to the outside community that we are taking a leadership role nationally in sustainability,” said Todd Spinks, director of UNT’s Office of Sustainability.

Environmentally friendly design choices can be seen all over the $79 million venue, from the recycled material that was used during construction to the use of windows that admit natural light while cutting electricity costs.

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