San Francisco Giants Improve Sustainability at AT&T Park with LED Lighting Via PG&E Partnership

The San Francisco Giants MLB baseball team have taken another step in their efforts to become a greener organization. The organization has worked with utility company Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to make their home, AT&T Park more sustainable. A recent lighting upgrade resulted in considerable energy savings for AT&T Park and the Giants.

Recently, the ballpark in partnership with PG&E, updated more than 556 traditional light bulbs with new, energy efficient LED lights. The switch to LED bulbs produce an energy savings of 290,466 kilowatt hours during the regular baseball season.
This is roughly the same amount of energy used to power 30 homes. The upgrade also resulted in a rebate of about $260,000 through the utility company.

“As an organization, sustainability has always been a top priority for us and PG&E has been a key partner in helping us achieve that goal throughout the years. The new lighting system is the latest step in our continued efforts,” said Giants President & CEO Larry Baer.

Luxeon High Power

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Giants and AT&T Park as they’ve proven to be champions not only on the baseball field, but champions of the environment as well. By installing hundreds of new energy efficient LED lights, we are helping the Giants continue to shrink their carbon footprint and save money,” said Laurie Giammona, senior vice president and Chief Customer Officer at PG&E.

The Giants organization has worked with PG&E for some time to transform its home field, AT&T Park into the first existing Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark to achieve U.S. Green Building Council Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings. Then, in recent years the ballpark raised that LEED Certification status from silver to gold. And the Giants’ organization did not stop their sustainability efforts there.

Deploying LED Lighting Just the Latest in Sustainability Efforts at AT&T Park

“As an organization, sustainability has always been a top priority for us and PG&E has been a key partner in helping us achieve that goal throughout the years. The new lighting system is the latest step in our continued efforts,” said Giants President & CEO Larry Baer.

In addition to the newly-installed LED lights, fans and the Giants organization benefit from existing energy innovations at AT&T Park including Solar Panels installed in 2007 that generate clean, renewable electricity. The system reportedly generates enough electricity to power 5,200 average homes.

Among the several sustainability innovations implemented at the ballpark, now even the concession stands serving garlic fries use cooking equipment that decreases oil consumption by 32 percent and cuts energy costs by more than half.

In 2016, the park recycled 289 tons, which is more than 95 percent of its waste. Also, after each game about 4,000 pounds of peanut shells are collected, ground up, and given to local farmers to use as fertilizer.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has awarded the Giants organization the Green Glove award for nine years in a row for being the team leader in recycling and general sustainability initiatives. The freshly installed LED lighting takes their sustainability efforts one step further.