Olympics reaching green targets
The team behind the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Games has published its sustainability plan, outlining the areas it plans to address in terms of green procurement and the commitments it intends to make.
Developers plan to map the carbon footprint of the Games, as well as the preparation of the Games. They will also erect a symbolic 120m wind turbine to the north of the Olympic Park and building a CHP plant as a key component of its on-site energy centre.
This will allow for efficient distribution of energy, as well as the recycling of heat created during the generation process.
"Sustainability is at the heart of our programme and runs through all we're doing - from recycling waste materials from the demolition programme, protecting and enhancing the ecology of the site, through to venue designs and energy source and supply," Alison Nimmo, director of design and regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority, recently said.
"We've set ourselves challenging targets but have already made a strong start. We hope that the 2012 project will set new standards for the industry and establish high benchmarks for future developments."
Article Date: 30 November 2007
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