27 Jul '12, 9pm

Racing to the top: 10 green Olympic facts: Features range from real-time energy monitoring to the world's first

Racing to the top: 10 green Olympic facts: Features range from real-time energy monitoring to the world's first

Editor's note: As the London Olympic games opens Saturday, the spotlight will be on the world's top athletes as they compete for what is perhaps sport's greatest honor: a gold, silver or bronze medal. Just as notable, though, is the sustainable features of the venues and services supporting the event. Business Green highlights 10 features here. Numbered items are not ranked. 1. The world's first recyclable stadium The 80,000 seat stadium was constructed with less than half the steel used in comparably sized stadiums, making it the lightest Olympic Stadium to date. It includes more than a third recycled content and is expected to require 60 percent less water compared to its counterparts. The ring beam that supports the roof is also made of reclaimed gas pipes. 2. Cycling's sustainable surface The VeloPark, which can seat up to 12,000 people, was constructed using mainly ti...

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