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Target Field scores LEED certification

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The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Target Field silver-level certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. 

The Minnesota Twins say their LEED score of 36 points is the highest-ever for an outdoor baseball facility. Twins Spokesman Chris Iles said high-efficiency lighting, a special rainwater filter system, and recycled construction materials are some of the highlights of the Target Field project.

"We have a lot of recycled concrete here at Target Field. We have a lot of recycled steel. And there was a significant emphasis placed on using regional materials," he said.

The LEED rating system was designed to emphasize projects that have a reduced impact on the environment, are healthier for those who use the building, and are more profitable.