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Minnesota’s Target Field is No. 2 in energy efficiency among MLB stadiums


The Minnesota Twins’ Target Field is the second most energy efficient stadium among all Major League Baseball facilities, according to rankings of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Sports Greening Project. The Miami Marlins’ Marlins Park, with a LEED Gold rating, is No. 1.

Target Field is the only ballpark with LEED certifications in both construction and operations. Upgrades in 2011 to equipment, lighting and HVAC systems reduced electricity use by more than 12 percent. Low-flow urinals, dual-flush toilets, aerated faucets, a rain recycle system that saves water, high-efficiency lighting, and a range of energy-conservation behaviors are other energy efficient features of the stadium. Target Field also is a multi-modal, transit-oriented ballpark which is accessible by light rail, commuter rail, bus lines, bike trails, and pedestrian routes. View more on stadium rankings.