Measurable long-term goals in energy, water and waste reduction
The Dallas Cowboys and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced the Cowboys’ intent to be the first sports stadium to gain recognition in the EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT) program. The Dallas Cowboys have been overseeing the construction and design of the club’s new stadium set to open in the summer of 2009, including a host of environmental design, construction and operational initiatives.
The Cowboys chose the NEPT program rather than just announcing more “green” initiatives.
“Proposing to complete green design initiatives is only the first step to true environmental footprint reduction, stated Jack Hill, stadium general manager for the Dallas Cowboys. “The challenge lies in capturing performance and cost savings, ensuring initiatives are effective and always raising the bar. The EPA’s NEPT program gives us a framework to get it done. The Cowboys want to go beyond all the ‘green’ hype to set goals, deliver on those goals and be accountable to our fans and public.”
“Arlington residents know of my passionate commitment to the environmental health of this community so it always remains one of the best cities in the U.S. to live, work and raise our children,” said Arlington City Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck. “The Dallas Cowboys are going to have a big impact on the city of Arlington. I am very excited that ‘impact’ will include being an active part of our community in supporting our environmental conservation efforts. We look forward to the partnerships the future will bring!”