AEG 1Earth: Environmentally Friendly Building
AEG is committed to making Farmer’s Field one of the most environmentally responsible stadiums in the world.
Our commitment to the environment is woven into the way our company operates. Recently, we formalized our efforts into the AEG 1EARTH program, which allows us to not only better understand the impact our operations have but to also relentlessly improve our environmental performance in tangible ways.
As a result, Farmer’s Field will be in the unique position to benefit from the AEG 1EARTH initiatives we’ve already undertaken at our other facilities. While our commitment is global, our investments in South California are great examples of the commitments we have made to date including:
- Achieving LEED-New Construction Silver Certification of The JW Marriot Hotel L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences
- Installing over 3000 solar panels on the roofs of STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The 512 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar system generating clean energy benefits the equivalent of planting 170 acres of mature trees.
- Becoming the first arena in the United States to achieve ISO-14001 Certification for an Environmental Management System
- Installing over 496 waterless urinals at all Southern California venues saving over 20 million gallons of water annually.
Our efforts at Farmer’s Field will begin with a thorough and complete environmental review. The City of Los Angeles is now beginning to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As developers of the project, AEG has committed to integrate findings from the EIR process into the environmental program for Farmer’s Field.
Although we are currently in the early planning stage our environmental initiatives at Farmer’s Field will include:
- Designing the building to achieve LEED Certification for New Construction
- (which would make Farmers Field the first ever NFL stadium and one of only 4 professional sports facilities to be LEED recognized)
- Measuring the resources consumed and waste generated during the construction and operation of Farmer’s Field
- Implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) for day-to-day operations of Farmer’s Field
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an EIR?
An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a disclosure document that describes environmental impacts associated with a project and proposes mitigation measures to reduce the impacts for a variety of topics including but not limited to:
- Transportation, Traffic, Parking and Pedestrian Circulation
- Utility Consumption (Energy, Water, Natural Gas etc.)
- Waste Generation
- Light Impacts and Signage
What is CEQA?
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was adopted in 1970 and intended to:
- inform governmental decision-makers and the public about potential environmental effects of a project;
- identify ways to reduce adverse impacts;
- offer alternatives to the project; and
- disclose to the public why a project was approved.
- (This definition is from www.aqmd.gov/ceqa)
CEQA is a complicated process and you can learn more about it by visiting the state of California’s website: http://ceres.ca.gov/ceqa/
How does AEG look at the environment?
As part of AEG’s planning and development process we look at the “environment” in two ways:
- The way a project affects a community and its surrounding environment, “environment” defined in its broadest sense.
- The way a project consumes natural resources and generates waste and emissions and the programs we can put in place to mitigate these impacts.
How do I get involved?
The City of LA Department of Planning hosted a Public Scoping Meeting on March 30th to take comments from the public on what issues the EIR should address. In addition, AEG is planning to hold additional workshops for the public on key issues later this year. You can be one of the first to receive information on additional public workshops by signing up for our e-mail list, following us on Twitter, or checking our Event Calendar requently.
What is the AEG1EARTH program?
Through our global AEG 1EARTH program, we have:
- Publicly announced 2020 Environmental Goals to specifically address our energy, water, waste and ability to educate and inspire environmental stewardship.
- Released an industry-first Sustainability Report that communicates successes and challenges to employees, guests and partners.
- Measures AEG Ecometrics, the resource consumption and wastes generated at over 54 owned and managed venues internationally.