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The areas of the carbon footprint for an event of such large magnitude come through the construction, upgradation and renovation of major infrastructure.

Based on the nature, extent and number of infrastructure units involved with the Games, a uniform degree and approach of intervention is not possible. Following approaches are being planned;

Facilities Scope Delivery Mode
Competition venues and Games Village XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi will be held at six venue clusters and five stand alone venues in Delhi. Direct intervention by the OC CWG Delhi 2010 which is setting strict targets and recommendations for these facilities so as to ensure that these venues are eco-complaint to the maximum extent possible
Training Venues 26 training venues, located within the current stadiums, colleges and individual sporting facilities all over As a part of its overall commitment to environment and sustainability, the OC CWG Delhi 2010 has disseminated information on eco-compliance along with a roadmap for moving towards it through eco transformation protocols
Non- competition Venues 5 major non-competition venues: Indira Gandhi Airport, OC CWG Delhi 2010 Headquarters, OC CWG Delhi 2010 Warehouse (Pragati Maidan), Games Family Hotels – Hotel Ashok and Hotel Samrat– and Main Media Centre (IBC/MPC)

The strategic themes adopted for green infrastructure are as follows:

Vertical Key Initiatives
  • Execution of offset measures like avoiding, reducing and replacing, through energy conservation and demand management protocols at venues
  • Use of CFLs, LEDs and Electronic chokes in light fittings
  • Installation of occupancy and day light sensors
  • External lighting to be solar photovoltaic based
  • Extensive use of solar water heaters
water Water Conservation
  • Installation of Dual flushing systems, waterless urinals systems
  • Sensor based faucets and urinals
  • Overflow controllers at storage points

Waste water treatment and re-use

  • Biological (Phytorid) treatment to be incorporated as a landscaping element
  • Bio-chemical (eco – bio blocks) treatment to be incorporated as a part of grey water network

Water harvesting systems

  • Harvesting water system installed at most of the competition venues
  • Waste concrete used as aggregate in debris with steel, packaging material
  • Use of recycled PVC for flooring
  • Treatment of wastewater through STP and centralised units
  • Reduction in landfill operations through ensuring treatment capacities
land Bio-diverse management with endemic species
  • Dust absorbing species
  • Noise absorbing species
  • Gaseous pollutant absorbers
  • Biodiversity enhancing species
  • Carbon Buffer
  • Aromatic Species
  • Installation of state of the art air quality monitoring and forecasting system to showcase air quality level
  • Use of paints with low VOC

Above mentioned initiatives will impact the competition, non-competition venues, and training venues, including various Games related activities. The venues are being developed in-line with the green vision of the OC CWG Delhi 2010. The principles of environmentally sustainable site planning, design and construction of buildings are also being followed