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Non-waste production

¹ 11-12 (2011)
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Fears of the ecologists, raising the alarm before the beginning of the Olympic objects' building, appeared to be unfounded. Working under supervision of «Olympstroy», ROC and IOC, builders try to reduce negative influence on environment to a minimum. As the experts note, standards of «green» building in Sochi should come to normal in all Russia.

To preserve and increase

«Ecological strategy »Sochi-2014" is the evidence of the fact, that organizers integrate ecological aspects into preparation for the Games. Strategy will allow all participants of the project to spend innovative Games in harmony with nature", — the representative of the Program of the United Nations on environment protection (UNEP), Theodore Oben, declared.

Only in 2010, 122 events, aimed at preservation of the unique nature of region were spent. The RZhD planted 40 thousand trees. Coca-Cola cleans the Sochi beaches for the second year. And Samsung declared its plans to invest$5,1 billion in manufacture of solar batteries within the limits of the new program of development of renewed energy sources till 2020. In general, every Olympic building today has about ten green innovative decisions. So, at the new Sochi airport solar collectors are used for water heating. In the Covered Skating Center illumination, air-conditioning and water consumption will be operated with the help of the automated systems, that will allow to lower the water and energy consumption essentially.

To save and protect

The organizing committee «Sochi 2014» plans to introduce a principle «Zero Waste», which means formation of the new approach to gathering, processing, neutralization of solid domestic and biological waste. Organizers assume, that this principle will become advanced not only for Sochi, but also for all country. Now, according to the representatives of the building companies working on the Olympic objects, 97% of building waste are utilized on building sites.

Near the Central stadium of the Games gathering of rain water for technical needs is organized. For all buildings the power balance will be counted up, and systems of heat recuperation will be established. Special liquids of Dow company, heat-insulated materials of Styrofoam trademark, and also paint and varnish coverings, water purification and water preparation systems will be used for building of skating rinks.

The Big Ice Arena is going to get a part of heat-energy from solar batteries. And the energy of the earth will be used in Olympic village. In winter, specially established pumps will take heat from ground for heating the premises, and in summer — will give heat to the earth, and, thus, lowering temperature in rooms.

To collect and sort

The green heritage of the Games consists also in fact, that two enormous dumps will be closed in Sochi. They will be recultivated by means of the advanced technology, with protection from infiltration and dangerous dump gases. In Moscow Region the majority of dumps is simply covered with earth today. Instead of dumps in the Olympic capital there will be constructed modern waste-processing factory, converting the major part of waste to salvage. From garbage trucks the waste will be brought on the special conveyor and sorted — paper, glass, metal. Everything, that can't be recycled, will be tamped and taken out on the dump.

Author: Sergey Semyonov