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UNT Apogee Stadium first collegiate stadium to earn LEED Platinum certification

Denton, Texas – The University of North Texas (UNT) Apogee Stadium, built by Manhattan Construction Co. and designed by HKS, Inc., has earned LEED® Platinum certification and is the first collegiate stadium in the nation to achieve this green building designation. LEED Platinum is the highest certification level in the LEED green building certification program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  

Among Apogee Stadium’s green building features are the three wind turbines which provide renewable energy to the stadium facility.  During construction the Manhattan project team recycled 75 percent of construction waste. Of the products and materials used in the construction of the stadium, 20 percent were made with recycled content and more than 47 percent were manufactured locally.

The 340,000 square-foot stadium will serve as a diverse venue for the community, hosting outdoor concerts, high school games, and band competitions for the entire North Texas Region.  The newly constructed stadium will seat 30,000 fans and has the capability to expand to accommodate up to 50,000 seats.  The impressive structure also includes 760 seats at Club Level with food / beverage service available and 21 luxury suites, custom built for comfort and entertainment.

Manhattan completed construction within an 18-month schedule and on time to kickoff the 2011 football season.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system.