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The construction and renovation of the venues for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi is being undertaken keeping in mind the Green vision of the Games. Green initiatives for verticals such as land, energy, water, waste and air have been taken to reduce the carbon emissions from the Games related activities.

Vertical Green initiatives undertaken by most of the competition venues
Energy
  • Use of solar energy for water heaters and external lighting
  • Extensive use of efficient lighting fittings  such as CFLs, LEDs and TL5
  • Use of double glazed windows
  • Buildings designed to maximize natural day lighting
  • Integrated building management systems for stadiums
Water
  • Use of low flow fixtures to reduce water consumption
  • Water efficient chillers
  • Sensor based fixtures and fittings used
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Treated wastewater for flushing and  Horticulture
  • Landscaping  through drip irrigation
Waste
  • Fly ash bricks
  • Use of recycled PVC for flooring
  • Treatment of wastewater through STP and centralised units
  •  Reuse of construction debris
Land
  • Over 30% green cover at all venue
  • Strategic biodiversity landscaping
Air
  • Use of paints with low VOC
  • Strategic landscaping with dust, gaseous pollution absorbing and carbon sequestering plant species 

Thyagaraja Stadium – The model Green Venue

Water
  • Water efficient landscaping (drip irrigation)
  • Use of 100% recycled water for irrigation of green areas
  • Water efficient chillers to reduce water requirement for cooling towers
  • Water efficient systems, fixtures fittings
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Waste water treatment and recycling
Energy
  • Gas turbine of 2.5 MW will be used for power generation instead of diesel-fed generators
  • In-house generation of electricity from solar panels on the roof.
  • Maximise use of natural day lighting and outdoor view to the occupants
Eco Friendly Construction
  • Low embodied energy materials - Fly ash lime bricks for walls, recycled rubber flooring Local materials
  • Recyclable materials
  • Low water intensive materials
  • Paints with low VOC
  • Certified wood
Indoor Environment
  • Declaration of the entire building as no smoking area/creation of designated smoking rooms
  • Flush out before occupancy and replacement of AHU filters
  • Installation of carbon dioxide sensors to monitor indoor air quality
Construction Waste
  • Excavated earth to be used for land levelling/back filling and landscaping
  • Waste concrete to be reused as aggregate in construction process or for site grading and road filling
  • Construction debris with bits and pieces of steel, packaging materials and wood to be used for shuttering purposes