Olympic Park sets gold standard for sustainability

9 August 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Environment, Green Buildings, Sport Reading Time:  11 minutes

Olympic Park © flickr.com - EG Focus/Anthony Charlton

Olympic Park © flickr.com – EG Focus/Anthony Charlton

It’s hard to believe that this area of east London was once a dilapidated and neglected quarter of the UK capital. With shiny new stadiums and visitor facilities nestling among the lush landscaped grounds, every detail of the 500-acre Olympic Park has taken into account environmental concerns, prompting 2012 organizers to bill it as the first sustainable Olympics. David Stubbs, head of sustainability for the London 2012 Games, was part of the original team that drafted London’s successful bid.   read more…

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