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    Olympic Eco-Report

    Following on from our look at the 2012 London Olympics, and the environmental and sustainability goals that were set by the organisers, a new report has just been released examining these things.

    The BRE Trust study looks at “the influence of the concrete supply strategy on the overall carbon footprint of the London 2012 Games, and also explores how the Olympic Delivery Authority addressed a variety of supply constraints. Outlining key lessons learnt from using sustainable concretes, the publication provides a unique insight for engineers, designers, architects, concrete manufacturers and regulatory authorities who will be able to apply the learning to future building projects.”

    According to the report, the embodied carbon of the concretes supplied across the London 2012 Olympic Park was 33% lower than the UK construction industry average, which is good news for all those involved in trying to make the London Olympics the most environmentally friendly ever, and good news for the environment.

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