Patriot Place is committed to environmentally responsible and sustainable design practices
Adjacent to Gillette Stadium is Patriot Place a 1.3 million sq. ft. super regional lifestyle destination. Slated to open in the fall of 2008, Patriot Place is committed to continuing the environmentally responsible and sustainable design practices that began with Gillette Stadium. Numerous sustainable design initiatives were included in the Patriot Place project, including site design, building performance, energy efficiency and more!
|179,784 kW-hrs of electricity - Enough to power 15 homes for a full year|
|2,576 gallons of oil - Enough energy to heat and cool 13 homes for a full year|
|608 gallons of gasoline - Enough gasoline to drive 17,015 miles|
|321 mature trees - Enough to produce 3,972,730 sheets of newspaper|
|177,240 gallons of water - Enough to meet the fresh water needs of 9,452 people for a year|
|98 cubic yards of landfill airspace - Enough airspace to meet the disposal needs of a community of 1,506 people|
In October of 2009 construction began to install a photovoltaic power system that will supplies approximately 30 percent of Patriot Place’s power and spans seven building rooftops at the complex. Utilizing more than 2,600 photovoltaic solar panels, the system generates more than 12 million kilowatt hours of electricity over 20 years, and will prevent the release of more than 8,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That is the equivalent of removing more than 1,600 passenger vehicles from the road for a year. One of the goals of this project, beyond the continuation of Patriot Place sustainability initiatives is to inform and demonstrate to the general public that distributed renewable power systems are a viable and practical component of our energy future. In February 2010 the Association of Energy Engineers New England Chapter (AEE-NE) named the project the best renewable energy project in New England.