By Matthew Campelli, Sport Sustainability Journal
All 12 stadiums being used for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have now received green building certification.
This means that every venue used for the tournament is at least the equivalent of LEED Certified (40-49 points), although different stadiums have been certified by different bodies.
For example, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow – the centrepiece of the World Cup and final venue – was the first stadium to be certified in January 2018, receiving the BREEAM Bespoke standard.
All stadiums have been recognised for their own standout features (see below), which will be presented in more detail in an upcoming Green Standards Report compiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee in Russia. However, all venues have a number of common qualities:
- “State of the art” engineering equipment
- Utility automation systems
- Indoor LED lighting
- Water-saving sanitary equipment
- Publication transportation points less than 500 metres away
- 10% of construction areas made up of green spaces
- Safe refrigerants use
- Use of grease traps
- Drainage and stormwater systems
- Segregated waste collection