LEED Gold For Olympic Village

The gold is being handed out to the best athletes and buildings? The Beijing Olympic Village just received LEED Gold certification.

The Olympic Village was recently awarded with the LEED Gold certification and is the first Olympic Village to receive this honor. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), The LEED-Gold certification of the Olympic Village is the latest example of USGBC’s commitment to engaging the people of China in USGBC’s vision of buildings and communities that regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Most recently, USGBC has supported the formation of the new China Green Building Council and anticipates working with the China GBC as it grows and continues to promote sustainable, healthy building practices in a country that builds nearly half the world’s new buildings every year.


One response to “LEED Gold For Olympic Village

  1. A note on the Olympic symbols. I have studied Japanese and the Chinese influence on most, if not all, of the East and South East Asian countries. The tradition of seals used as a signature in signing documents goes back to the first emperor of China. The crushed cinnabar pigment is extremely elegant (note that when collection seals are and were added to the front of pieces of artwork it does not devalue the work). I can not, however, get over the fact that a lot of the seals that denote each olympic event looks kind of like a roll of toilet paper. Is it me?

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