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. Opened 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!
|449,839 kW-hrs of electricity - Enough to power 43 homes for a full year|
|794 mature trees - Enough to produce 9,841,129 sheets of newspaper|
|463,3300 gallons of water - Enough to meet the fresh water needs of 6,177 people for a year|
|618 cubic yards of landfill airspace - Enough airspace to meet the disposal needs of a community of 793 people|
|325 metric tons (MTCO2E) of GHG Emissions - The recycling of these materials prevented these GHG emissions!|
In October of 2009 construction began to install a photovoltaic power system that 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.