Marlins Park is the first retractable roof structure in the world to earn LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
By incorporating a comprehensive sustainability strategy throughout the design and construction process, including site selection benefits, water use reduction, energy use reduction, an event recycling program, regionally-sourced and recycled content materials, construction waste management and care in the design of healthy interior environments, the Miami Ballpark District was able to earn Gold, surpassing the initial goal of LEED Silver.
Marlins Park received 40 points toward LEED Certification, thus becoming the most sustainable stadium in Major League Baseball. Many of Marlins Park's LEED points were based on innovative design, construction and operations measures.
* LEED-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) is a rating system that was designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to guide and distinguish newly constructed, high performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment, are healthier for those who use the building and are more efficient to operate than their conventional counterparts.