For many companies and businesses, finding ways that they can make their operation more sustainable and eco-friendly has been a top priority. This trend has also included the sports complex industry. Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, made headlines in 2013 when they installed over 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines to help generate power. Making your sports complex eco-friendly is becoming more and more important in today’s landscape, so it’s important to take proper steps to do so in the development process. In today’s blog post, Sports Facilities Advisory will give you three tips to make your sports complex more eco-friendly.
Enact A Recycling Program
The easiest way to go green and help the environment at your sports complex is to utilize recycling programs. While some complexes might use more energy than others, the bigger environmental concern with a sports facility will be waste. Recycling ensures that most, or at least a good chunk, of the waste from your facility will be reused and not wasted.Recycling programs aren’t hard to implement. In fact, you could implement one by simply making a recycling receptacle available and making sure that it gets to the right location every week. Recycling is easy and effective, a home run for going green at your sports complex.
Reduce Paper and Plastic Usage
Another great way to make your sports complex more eco-friendly is to limit the paper and plastic usage at your facility. While recycling is an easy way to make your facility more environmentally sustainable, reducing the paper and plastic output of your facility will cut out the middle-man.A great way to do this is to use double-sided printing when making posters and signage so that you can reuse them. You can also use social media and digital outlets to promote things rather than using paper flyers or mailers.
Buy The Right Equipment
Lastly, investing in the right equipment for your facility can not only make your sports complex more environmentally friendly but also cheaper to run. Buying energy-efficient light bulbs can reduce your energy consumption, saving you money and benefiting the environment. And if your community has public transit, you can build your facility near a stop so that people won’t have to drive.
Contact Sports Facilities Advisory For Sports Complex Energy Tips
Going green isn’t a new trend, but it can still be difficult for your sports complex. For more information or tips on this subject, give Sports Facilities Advisory a call at (727) 474-3845 or contact us online today.