• Vancouver to host the greenest Winter Olympics in 2010

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    This February, the city of Vancouver will take pride in hosting the greenest Winter Olympics witnessed till date in British Columbia, Canada. The city has constructed a whole bunch of building structures that show off outstanding LEED certifications and has also unveiled its naturally:wood website to the public . A three level speed skating hall known as the Richmond Olympic Oval with a colossal wood wave roof, the size of four and a half football fields, flaunts its energy saving refrigeration and rainwater collection systems. The roof of this structure single-handedly costs a massive CAD $16-million! The Winter Games Secretariat’s International Media Centre will be hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre that has a living roof with 6 acres of 400,000 native plants that confines rainwater to be used in the building, on-site sea water treatment system, marine habitats and also a sea water heating and cooling system.

    If that’s not enough, the 2010 Commerce Centre is a LEED Gold certified structure! Considering all the effort put into making this the greenest games ever, Vancouver has unquestionably done a marvelous job.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on December 10, 2009