Frank Karkazis Celebrates As Popular Sporting Facilities Are Going Green
What do we love more than the Bears? Environmentally friendly sports facilities! Local business, FGK Services, cheers as their favorite teams are implementing sustainability practices. Sporting events, athletes and team owners have long influenced consumer buying power and lifestyle choices. Media has utilized America’s traditional love of sports to spread important messages on many community and social issues throughout the globe. Over the last seven years, major sporting venues have directly initiated more sustainable and green practices.
Proudly, Chicago’s own Soldier Field became the first North American NFL stadium to achieve LEED certification in 2012. According to an article by SoldierField.Net, “Soldier Field completed a rigorous certification and application process with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and was awarded LEED – EB Certification.”