Ameresco worked with Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Reds’ administration and staff to develop solutions to elevate the field lighting quality and fan experience of Great American Ballpark. The project provided substantial operational savings for the stadium, and the budget-neutral energy-saving measures resulted in tax-payer relief of over $434k annually.
“Ameresco has made every effort to understand the needs of Hamilton County, the Cincinnati Reds, and Great American Ballpark and to develop, design and implement the best solutions for our facility. This project is the second one that Ameresco has successfully completed for the Stadia & Parking Department and the fifth project that they have successfully completed for Hamilton County. I would recommend Ameresco to any potential energy performance contracting clients without any reservations.”
– Joe Feldkamp
Director, Stadia and Parking,
LED Fixtures Installed
Annual Energy Savings
Energy Project Size
- Improved field visibility for athletes and fans
- Elevated lighting quality to MLB and broadcast television standards
- Saved $434K+ of tax-payer dollars annually
- Addressed cooling plant issues to increase capacity and avoid costly investment
- Upgraded HVAC system saves energy and enhances fan experience
Significant infrastructure upgrades were made to enhance the ballpark’s lighting, HVAC and plumbing systems. Through Ameresco’s AssetPlannerTM platform, 48 submeters were installed to analyze multiple commodities in real time and during peak use of the stadium. The savings were tracked through the measurement and verification phase to provide an accurate comparison of the stadium performance with respect to its weather-normalized baseline.