Red Sox Green Monster to get greener

Solar panels and other green upgrades look for a home in the cozy confines of Fenway Park.

Fenway Park, the hallowed home of the Red Sox, is getting a 21st century green make-over.

The team is working with environmental advocacy group the National Resources Defense Council to spruce up the oldest baseball park in the nation, reports Architectural Record magazine, noting that the LEED green building rating system needs adjustment for sports facilities.

MLB.com

One of the consideration is a solar electric array to reduce the park's energy consumption as well as better ways to manage waste, including a recycling program, according to NRDC which is consulting with other professional sports teams.

The improvements are planned for the park's centennial in 2012.

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