All homes built on Olympic park to be zero-carbon

May 2012: The London Legacy Development Corporation has recently published a new sustainability guide for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which sets out priorities against seven environment objectives which including requirements for:

  • Zero carbon homes
  • 15 per cent reduction in emissions from actual energy use by Park occupants over five years by promoting energy efficient home appliances
  • 25 per cent reduction in operational emissions over five years in venues and parklands
  • 100 per cent of homes will have smart meters to help people monitor their energy use
  • Ensure 95 per cent of visitors to events and attractions arrive by public transport, cycle or foot
  • 20 per cent of car parking spaces to have access to electric charging
  • By 2020 60 per cent of household waste should be recycled or composted compared to a London average today of 32 per cent
  • Energy efficient lighting throughout the Park

After the Games the Development Corporation will create a 225 hectare park with 102 hectares of open space, up to 8,000 homes, five permanent sporting venues, event spaces, 45 hectares of bio diverse habitat and a network of pathways, cycle routes and waterways. The document ‘Your Sustainability Guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’ can be downloaded via the following page or directly here.

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