Believe it or not, New Jersey is one of the country’s leaders in ‘going green.’ Here’s how

MetLife Stadium

ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM – MetLife Stadium in the North Jersey Meadowlands is among the nation’s greenest stadiums. It has a massive-scale recycling program and a ring of nearly 1,500 solar panels that power its LED lighting and digital displays.

It is perhaps the most iconic example of a trend that has swept across the state, putting New Jersey at the forefront of efforts nationwide to construct and retrofit buildings so they require less energy to operate — and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change.

The stadium during its construction in 2008 was registered with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system, the U.S. Green Building Council’s voluntary rating program — the world’s hallmark institution for environmentally forward building construction …

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