The <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/2012-london-olympics/">2012 London Olympics</a> 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 <a href="http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/mcdonalds-olympics-chicken/">world’s largest McDonald’s </a>(albeit a temporary one), not to m
ention strange moments such as London Mayor Boris Johnson's move to manipulate pollution levels using <a href="http://inhabitat.com/london-mayor-accused-of-using-dust-suppressants-to-lower-pollution-levels-before-olympics/">dodgy chemicals</a>. 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, <a href="http://getset.london2012.com/en/the-games/about-london-2012/the-olympic-park/facts-and-figures-about-the-olympic-park">the lightest ever built</a>. The 80,000 seat stadium boasts a bevy of sustainable construction <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17905304">features</a>, including rainwater harvesting, a fabric roof and interesting choices in <a href="http://inhabitat.com/confiscated-weapons-used-to-build-londons-olympic-stadium/">recycled materials</a>. 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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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 m...