Russia’s World Cup stadiums to get BREEAM ratings

Six of the stadiums that are to be constructed for the 2018 World Cup in Russia are to be assessed under BRE’s BREEAM to help improve the sustainability of their design and construction.

Ksenia Agapova, associate director of property agent Jones Lang LaSalle in Moscow, is acting as the BREEAM adviser on three projects: the stadiums in Samara, Volgograd and Nizhniy Novgorod.

Agapova said: "The World Cup 2018 stadiums, designed to BREEAM standards, will raise the bar of sustainable design and construction in Russia. Regulations in green building are not well developed here and few incentives exist for implementation of green technologies."

The sustainable features of the stadium designs include:

  • Highly energy efficient lighting designed to achieve international best practice standards for light quality, with automated lighting controls to reduce energy bills.
  • Overall energy consumption 40% less than a baseline building. Savings will be achieved through reduced U-values for the building’s fabric, efficient heating with heat recovery, and efficient ventilation with carbon dioxide sensors to turn ventilators on and off. 
  • Facilities for segregated waste collection including organic waste storage and packaging, together with a compactor.
  • All WCs will be equipped with water saving fixtures and valves to prevent leakage.
  • Ecological and biodiversity studies that go above typical local construction practice requirements, with measures to enhance biodiversity.

The BREEAM has previously been used on the Olympic venues for the London 2012 games among others. BRE has recently opened a research and development centre in China.

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