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06/17/2014

Green Stadiums Meet Brazil's Green Goals

2014 World Cup welcomes six LEED-certified arenas

 
Maracana

On the heels of Team USA’s June 16 World Cup Group G win against Ghana, six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including the largest stadium in South America.

Originally constructed for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium – which will host the final game of the 2014 World Cup and serve as a major sporting venue for the 2016 Olympic Games – was recently certified as LEED Silver.

The other green stadiums hosting World Cup matches this year include Castelao Arena in Fortaleza, which earned the LEED Certified designation, as well as four LEED Silver venuese: Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Arena da Amazônia in Manaus, and Arena Multiuso in Salvador.

Maracanã’s green features include photovoltaic panels on the roof, rainwater reservoirs, and selective waste collection. Sustainable qualities of the other arenas include:

  • Castelao Arena: 67.6% reduction in drinkable water consumption, 12.7% reduction in annual energy consumption, 97% waste diversion for project
  • Arena Fonte Nova: 20% of building materials made from recycled content, 75% diversion rate for construction waste, 35% of power purchased from renewable sources
 


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12/19/2014

Agreement will improve sustainability in parking operations.

12/18/2014

Ruling aims to make U.S. photovoltaics more competitive.

12/17/2014

Tests show geothermal could cut costs up to 44%.

12/16/2014

New provisions added before end of session.

12/15/2014

Ultraviolet regimen can reduce incidence of dangerous viruses up to 20%.

12/12/2014

New design keeps heat from entering buildings.

12/11/2014

Provision covers new construction and retrofits.

12/10/2014

New rule will cut consumption by 15-20%.

12/09/2014

Recent rainfall not enough to offset groundwater losses.

12/08/2014

New technology allows record-high energy output.

12/05/2014

New “heat mirror” could revolutionize facility cooling.

12/04/2014

Education improves efficiency and employee happiness.

12/03/2014

Interactive building guide provides directions.

12/02/2014

Study shows walking at work can improve focus, mental health.

12/01/2014

Ruling would further limit smog emissions.

11/26/2014

Survey shows green initiatives pay off in hiring as well as energy.

11/25/2014

More executives choosing alternatives to LEED.

11/24/2014

EPA challenge to increase diversion rates for the holidays.

11/21/2014

Framework allows users a better look at roofing's environmental impact.

11/20/2014

Study finds paper towel dispensers carry far fewer germs.

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