2/14/2018 8:59:23 AM (GMT+3)

Luzhniki Stadium receives ‘green’ certification

Luzhniki Stadium receives ‘green’ certification

Moscow: The World Cup has always had a strong influence on many aspects of society in host nations, and Russia is no exception.

With just over four months remaining until the start of the tournament, the venue hosting the opening match and final has received a final certificate of pass from international green standard BREEAM.

Certifying stadiums in accordance with sustainable standards is an important aim for the tournament organisers: building sporting arenas in line with ‘green standards’ not only reduces their impact on the environment but also, to a great extent, determines usage in the future, including a decrease in the use of water and energy.

The Luzhniki Stadium, which last November welcomed the Russian and Argentinian national teams for the first game at the venue after a comprehensive renovation, has gone through an entire cycle of certification from design to construction by the same standard. Decisions concerning the green construction and environmental efficiency of the facility were incorporated into the project from the very early stages.

Apart from the Luzhniki, two other World Cup stadiums have undergone certification according to sustainable standards. In January, the Spartak Stadium in Moscow received its final BREEAM-in-use certificate with level ‘Good’. This venue is surrounded by large green spaces and its energy supply is regulated effectively by various management systems that ensure significant resources are saved.