WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. - Yes, Joe Abernathy loves the St Louis Cardinals.
But the Cardinals Vice President of Stadium Operations doesn't always know what's going down on the field because he's busy trying to bring energy bills at Busch Stadium down.
Abernathy spoke to Peoria businessmen and women Wednesday on running energy efficient buildings Wednesday. He says the plan he's implemented in St Louis has helped cut energy expense by 20 percent.
Things like motion sensors to monitor office light usage are a big help, said Abernathy.
Betting energy efficient with lights, water, garbage and maintenance has saved the Cardinals $300,000 a year, said Abernathy.