Russia’s Main Stadium is Certified Green

February 6th, 2018
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The Luzhniki Stadium has received its final certificate from the international green standard Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, or BREEAM, and the Kazan Arena and Spartak Stadium have also undergone their certification. This process is done in accordance with standards that are sustainable, and is nowadays a mandatory FIFA requirement, and a vital part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Sustainability Strategy.

 

FIFA’s Influence on Host Nations

 

The FIFA World Cup has always had a powerful influence on a range of aspects of society in Host Nations, and Russia will be no exception. With just more than 4 months remaining until the tournament begins, and FIFA World Cup betting already starting to heat up, the venue which will be hosting the Opening Match and Final for the 2018 FIFA World Cup this year has received a final pass on its certificate from international green standard BREEAM.

 

An Important Aim for Organisers

 

The fact that stadiums are certified in accordance with sustainable standards is an important goal for the tournament’s organisers: building these arenas in accordance with green standards not only sees a reduction in their impact on the environment, but also, to a huge extent, determines their usage in the future, with one aspect including a decrease in the usage of energy and water.

 

The Luzhniki: A Green Stadium

 

The Luzhniki Stadium, which welcomed national teams from Russia and Argentina in November 2017 for the first game at the venue after it underwent a comprehensive makeover, has gone through an entire cycle of certification, from the design point to that of construction, by the same standard. Decisions around the green environmental efficiency and construction of the space were included in the project from very early on.

 

The conservation of energy at the Luzhniki Stadium is attained by means of modern heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems, as well as the fact that all of the essential utilities are brought together into a fully automated central system. This will allow for total monitoring and control of how much energy the building consumes.

 

LED-based lamps are being used rather than incandescent lights, which will save a notable amount of electricity. The lighting outside the venue was also installed with strategies that save on electricity.

 

Technology trends that save water at the stadium will allow for hundreds of thousands of litres of the precious resource to be saved during a match, when the venue is at full operational capacity.

 

A point was made to preserve the large green spaces and huge amount of trees already present on the surrounding territory during the reconstruction of the Luzhniki Stadium, and even more greenery got added as well. According to persons in charge of managing the stadium, more than a thousand trees and bushes were planted, and over 15 thousand square metres of flowerbeds were additionally laid down.

 

The games will be taking place from the 14th of June to the 15th of July this year, and will be the first World Cup to be held in Europe since Germany hosted the tournament back in 2006.

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