Joint environmental management for World Cup stadiums

Stadiums, halls and swimming pools require a great deal of power for their lighting, heating and technology. And power is not only consumed during training times – power consumption of the so-called base load, during night hours and other down times, is significant, too. Compared to peak loads – e.g. during a large event – the base load in fact often makes up the more relevant share.

Energy-efficient, economical technologies and devices can often tap unexpectedly high savings potentials. For environmental management and its executives, choosing the best measures is a central question, along with deciding how they should be implemented. Many systems have now established themselves as being suited to sports venues. One of their great advantages is that sports executives are typically becoming aware for the first time of all the relevant environmental questions around their sports venues and developing long-term plans for ecological improvement. This makes them able to define objectives and important measures with confidence.

In the context of the 2011 Women’s Football World Cup in Germany, all World Cup stadiums introduced the Ökoprofit® environmental management system. To do this, stadiums did not have to individually go through the procedure but were instead able to form an alliance with all the other stadiums. The managers from the various stadiums received training as part of joint workshops, thereby helping to lower costs while at the same time promoting joint action and an exchange of common experiences between different stadium operators.

© Photo: Landessportbund Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.; Andrea Bowinkelmann, 2011

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