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TCU Horned Frogs stadium gets props for being greenest in country

TCU Horned Frogs stadium gets props for being greenest in country

Amon G. Carter Stadium at TCU
TCU is home to one of the "greenest" college football stadiums.  Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics

Looks like that $164 million renovation of TCU's football stadium paid off: Amon G. Carter Stadium has scored as one of the "greenest" college football stadiums in the country.

A new list from LawnStarter ranks the Horned Frogs' home as the fourth greenest in the country. The stadium earned Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its recent renovation, which included numerous energy-saving improvements related to lighting. It's the 10th building on the TCU campus to achieve such certification. 

Top honors, however, go to another local stadium: University of North Texas' Apogee Stadium. The 4-year-old Apogee, No. 1 on the list, is the lone stadium with Platinum LEED certification, thanks to elements like wind turbines that provide energy and recycling of construction waste.

Two other college football stadiums get props for going green: California Memorial Stadium at the University of California-Berkeley and TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.