Gallery: The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The 2012 London Olympics could very well be the most sustainable Summer Games on record. Critics may be quick to highlight such sponsors as BP and Dow Chemical, and the creation of the world’s largest McDonald’s (albeit a temporary one), not to mention strange moments such as London Mayor Boris Johnson's move to manipulate pollution levels using dodgy chemicals. Nevertheless, no Olympic organizers have worked harder to make this massive event more environmentally responsible than London 2012. That commitment has carried over to many of the Games’ buildings, including the main Olympic Stadium, the lightest ever built. The 80,000 seat stadium boasts a bevy of sustainable construction features, including rainwater harvesting, a fabric roof and interesting choices in recycled materials. With no disrespect to the Game’s focal point, we here at Inhabitat have come up with what we believe are the six greenest buildings built for the 2012 London Olympics.

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  1. UK-GBC July 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

    We really like your summary of the top 6 green buildings.

    We thought we would share this guide we made following the 15 events we did as sustainability partner to the ODA to disseminate the sustainability lessons learned:

    There is lots of information and knowledge in there for everyone to learn from and borrow for their projects!

  2. Pratt Industries July 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    If sustainability was a sport, there’s no doubt Olympic host city London would win the green!

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