TCU may not have made the top four in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, but among the most environmentally friendly college stadiums in the country, the Horned Frogs rank No. 4.
According to research by lawn service provider LawnStarter, Amon G. Carter Stadium has a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council. When the stadium underwent renovation in 2012, TCU had energy-efficient lighting installed among other improvements.
The “greenest” college football stadium, according to LawnStarter, is Apogee Stadium at the University of North Texas (whose team is appropriately named the “Mean Green”). Apogee has a platinum LEED certification, with three wind turbines providing the stadium with wind energy.
California Memorial Stadium at the University of California, Berkeley came in at No. 2, while TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota ranked No. 3.