Jeld-Wen Field earns LEED silver designation

Soccer field adds green amenities

Jeld-Wen Field, the renamed and refurbished home of the Portland Timbers, has earned a LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation comes after the Timbers ownership added energy-efficient lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, recycling stations, food-waste composting programs for staff and visitors, bicycle racks for fans, and the use of green-certified materials and equipment.

The soccer field, originally constructed in 1926, received a $40 million facelift in time for the Major League Soccer's 2011 season.