25 Apr '11, 9am

For the 2012 London Olympics, The Winning Medal is Green

For the 2012 London Olympics, The Winning Medal is Green

For any Olympic Games, one of the biggest question marks is what will happen to the venues after the 17-day event is over. Recent hosts Beijing and Athens have struggled with the upkeep of stadiums and other facilities after the athletes, journalists, and tourists leave; Vancouver, which hosted the most recent Winter Games, is stuck with high rise residential buildings in which individual units are not selling. In London , some venues, like iconic Wembley Stadium, are undergoing some retrofitting. Overall, however, the construction of other venues is remarkably efficient. LOCOG and ODA claim that 90% of the materials that have resulted from the building of the Olympic Park has been reused or recycled . Furthermore, about one-quarter of the construction materials are from recycled aggregate. The focus on green building, together with the fact that the London Games should be...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/2012-london-olympics-...

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