28 Mar '16, 3pm

Sustainability Drove Design Behind US Bank Stadium

Reduced Structure – Strong and light weight material allowing for reduced tonnage of steel; Reduced Loads – The smooth surface allows for the snow and ice to slide off the roof into the snow catchment, thereby reducing dead loads due to snow and ice and maintaining the systems transparency during the winter; Thermal Transfer – The material allows heat to transfer for greater snow melting ability; Natural Light – Provides extensive natural daylight, thereby reducing the demand for artificial lighting; Passive Heating – Its transparency offers passive solar heating during the winter helping to heat the space and maintain desirable indoor temperatures and during the summer this drives stack-effect which will create natural air-flow and drive natural ventilation; Biophilia – Provides fans a connection to the outdoors like an outdoor stadium while being protected from the harsh...

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