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How the Storm Goes Green


GOING GREEN


THE DIAMOND
The Diamond is located in Lake Elsinore just off of Route 15 approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. This state-of-the-art facility can accommodate 8,000+ fans with 6,066 fixed seats, 11 luxury suites, a glassed in restaurant that seats 300 guests and a grass berm down the right field line. The stadium is recognized as one of the finest facilities in the United States.


IN THE COMMUNITY
Published a kid's book that offered eight environmentally friendly tips to "Going Green". Held over 100 school assemblies that promoted the importance of reading and saving the environment. This program reached over 50,000 elementary students in 13 different cities.


GREEN CHANGES AT THE DIAMOND
The goal of the Storm is to be the leading sustainable facility in all of sports. The following green changes have already been made:


Water
Installed waterless urinals
Installed reclaimed water irrigation pipes
Implemented Evapotranspiration Technology Irrigation System which measures exact amount of water dispersion needed
Added new water saving sprinkler heads
Installed tankless water heaters


Electric
Retrofitted entire stadium with new energy efficient lighting system


Waste
Implemented Recycling Program which more efficiently separates recycled goods from trash
All in-game beverage containers will be separated & recycled


SAVINGS
These changes have created great results both environmentally and in cost savings:


Water
Over 25 million gallons of water saved over two years
Nearly $100,000 saved over the same two year period


Electric
New retrofit saves 101,000 kWH annually
Savings of $20,000 annually


Waste
Increased recycling diversion rate from 35% to 65%
Savings of $40,000 in waste hauling annually