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The home of the recent Super Bowl 50 and the San Francisco 49ers’ is the relatively new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This stadium is the nation’s first professional football stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is the internationally recognized standard for measuring sustainability in design and construction. Designed with many sustainable elements, the new design-build stadium incorporates photovoltaic panels, a green roof, public transit access, a public walking trail from the San Tomas Creek Trail, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, sophisticated building control systems and recycled materials. In particular, the stadium features a 27,000-square-foot green roof that lowers the building’s heating and cooling needs, shade canopies made of solar photovoltaic panels, electric vehicle charging stations, low-flow plumbing fixtures, reclaimed water for flush fixtures and to irrigate all landscaping, including the playing field. Recycled water will account for about 85 percent of all water used in the stadium. The 49ers even contracts with janitorial staff that uses sustainable green-certified products for all cleaning essentials and pest management that uses only green eradication products. Sustainability, along with fan experience and technology, is one of the three pillars on which the 49ers built the stadium.
Tim Cahill holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois, a B.S. in Architecture, and a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of Kansas. As HNTB Corporation’s Architecture Chief Design Officer, he is responsible for implementing national design programs and ensuring a consistent level of quality design for architectural projects across the firm. As an accomplished architect heavily contributing to HNTB’s portfolio since 1980, Mr. Cahill’s award-winning work is recognized for its creative solutions to complex, aesthetic and economic design challenges. Mr. Cahill has been honored with induction into the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, an honor that recognizes his contributions to the advancement of the built environment and direction of HNTB’s national architectural practice. He has also served on the AIA’s National Board of Directors and was recognized as a Richard Upjohn Fellow in 2001. Mr. Cahill has designed notable sports venues across the U.S., including San Francisco 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, University of Michigan Stadium Renovation, University of Illinois Memorial Stadium Renovation, and The Ohio State University Stadium Renovation. His aviation design expertise has guided such Airports as San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Kansas City.