Meng Xiangsheng, Deputy Director of Environmental Sustainability Department HAGOC, stated at the “Green Asian Games” themed press conference held in Hangzhou on September 26.
that the “Green Asian Games” will integrate green, low-carbon, and sustainable concepts into the Asian Games and strive to build the first carbon-neutral Asian Games and the first large-scale “waste-free” event.
Green Asian Games
The “green” concept is incorporated into the venue construction. Only 12 of the 54 venues in Hangzhou Asian Games are new, with the rest being rebuilt or temporary, according to Qiu Peihuang, Director of Venues Department HAGOC, at the conference.
In addition, the venues make extensive use of clean energy and renewable resources.
For example, rainwater collected on the roof of Fuyang Water Sports Center is used as the venue’s atrium, fountain, and irrigation, saving 35% of water per month and approximately 1000 tons of water per day on average.
Non-electric Light Tube Systems
Furthermore, the gymnasium, swimming pool, and Lin’an Sports and Exhibition Center use non-electric light tube lighting systems as daily lighting, saving up to 30% of annual lighting energy.
In terms of green energy, all venues are powered by solar or wind energy for the first time, and the main torch tower is powered by methanol rather than natural gas for the first time, as Meng Xiangsheng points out.
After the Asian Games, the venues can be used for national fitness purposes in a sustainable and efficient manner.
13 National Fitness Programs
For example, in the Huanglong Sports Center renovation project, 13 national fitness programs such as basketball, tennis, and swimming have been integrated and opened, with a daily capacity of over 6,000 people.
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