NRG Stadium, Houston Texas, Texans Field

Score Big on Energy Savings

Team jersey? Check. Chips and dip? Check. Solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations, and a full suite of LED lights? If you tuned into last Sunday's game at NRG Stadium, that's another check. 

Super Bowl 51 was held this year in Houston, Texas, at the NRG Stadium. Formerly known as the Reliant Stadium, NRG was one of the first professional football stadiums to install LED field lighting.
Couldn't get tickets to Sunday’s game? Don’t worry, you can put your own spin on some of the stadium’s amenities to help you score big with energy savings at home.
What you can do: Minimize your energy use by lighting your home with energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs. These bulbs use 70-90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and they emit less heat. If you're looking for the authentic experience, opt for LED lighting in your home to mimic what the stadium uses. ENERGY STAR qualified LED bulbs last 35-50 times longer than incandescent lighting, and two to five times longer than fluorescent lighting. Keen to save energy but you're already squared away on lighting? If you’re looking to replace a larger appliance, check out ENERGY STAR to find the most energy-efficient models of dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, and more.
As a bonus step, you can bring some green to your home “turf” with landscaping choices that will help you save water in the long term. Look for native plants suited for your local climate when choosing updates for your lawn or garden—these species require minimal irrigation beyond normal rainfall for your area, reducing your water use.