Frost Amphitheater Renovation Enhances Sustainability

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Frost Amphitheater

Frost, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, had been underutilized for years due to outdated infrastructure. The historic venue was restored to new life after a major renovation project added modern restrooms, improved accessibility, and replaced the old stage and “back-of-house” with state-of-the-art facilities that will support many more performances and events.  Sustainability was integrated into all aspects of the renovation, emphasizing water conservation, energy efficiency, and habitat preservation. Water efficiency features include campus lake water for irrigation, low flow faucets for sinks and lavatories, high efficiency toilets and urinals, and drought tolerant landscaping. To conserve energy, Frost now has LED lighting, lighting controls that meet California's strict energy code, and high efficiency transformers. To maintain the amphitheater’s historic character, mature trees were protected, additional trees were planted, and additional built space was minimized.