Sustainable Athletic Facilities

Folsom Field Sustainability

The nation's first zero waste collegiate sports facility

Indoor Practice Facility Sustainability

The nation's first net-zero energy indoor NCAA practice facility

CU Event Center Sustainability

Birthplace of Water for the West

Zero Net Carbon Emissions

Zero Net Water Use

Zero Net Energy


CU Buffs walk the talk when it comes to sports sustainablity.  

Folsom Field was the nation's first zero waste collegiate stadium. All football, basketball, and volleyball games held at Folsom Field or the CU Event Center are zero waste events. Zero waste was just the first step for CU towards a sustainable athletics program. All new buildings on the CU Boulder campus are built to LEED standards and the Athletics facilities are no exception. The Basketball & Volleyball Practice Facility and Champions Center Complex (including the Champions Center, Dal Ward, and the Indoor Practice Facility) are certified LEED Platinum. Existing buildings -- Folsom Field and the CU Event Center -- have been retrofitted to be more energy and water efficient.