21 Apr 2011 04:04:36
Olympics going for gold with environmental construction
Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) has published its first report highlighting the environmental steps it is taking to organise the 2012 event.
BusinessGreen.com reported that the body has cut embodied carbon and addressed supply chain issues.
"Most organisations establish green targets which they build up incrementally, but we've had to start from scratch and work in a very limited timeframe. If we can do that then surely the rest of the supply chain should be able to do something similar," David Stubbs, Locog head of sustainability told the news source.
Some of the key environmental achievements Locog has made during the planning and development process include the completed velodrome, which has cut carbon emissions by 31 per cent more than 2006 building regulations state.
Mr Stubbs went on to say that Locog has looked closely at how venues for the Games use energy, and has identified this as a way to meet environmental targets.
Earlier this year, BusinessGreen.com reported that Locog was looking to reuse materials as a way of cutting the 2012 Games' carbon footprint.