Gallery: GOLD FOR CHINA: Olympic Village Receives LEED Award

2008 Beijing Olympic Village

Amidst the excitement of athletic accomplishments at this year’s summer Olympics, a significant achievement for sustainable design was recognized as well. Last week, on Wednesday, August 13, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson presented Chinese officials with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold award for the 2008 Olympic village. The world-class development boasts a variety of sustainable features including solar panels, green roofs, and an extensive rainwater recycling system.

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  1. WAWAN October 15, 2008 at 6:07 am

    i want this blog to display photo ebout design in urban

  2. WAWAN October 15, 2008 at 6:04 am

    urban design

  3. Bashar August 29, 2008 at 1:23 am

    China’s steps toward creating a “sustainable, green” vision is certainly applauded. I find renewable technologies totally fascinating, and it’s great that China has embraced them toward the energy requirements of the Olympics. One can only hope that the legacy of the”Green Games” will spill over to the rest of the country, but I’m somewhat doubtful.

    China has a TON of work to do wrt its dependency on fossil fuels, and it has some major environmental disasters to quell. The people of China really deserve so much better than the flash-in-the-pan display shown at the “green” Olympics. It’s time the government put its money where its mouth is!

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