The Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province, provides an ideal
illustration of the environmental philosophy of the Beijing 2008
Surrounded by 67,000 sq m of green land, the stadium has a
relaxing atmosphere and provides visitors with a pleasing view.
The stadium, which was put into operation in June, will host 12
football matches as one of main sub-venues outside Beijing during
the August 2008 Olympics.
From design and construction to operation, the new stadium is
totally in accordance with the "Green Olympics" philosophy,
focusing on saving energy in building, ecological preservation,
sustainable use of resources and use of environmentally friendly
construction materials, authorities said.
"In purchase of construction and decoration materials for the
sports facilities, we request suppliers provide environmentally
friendly products marked with eco-green certifications to ensure
that the products meet environmental standards," a stadium official
Meanwhile, items that will be used during the games, such as
business cards, tissues, toilet paper, notebook paper, gift package
paper, disposable paper cups and tableware, will all be
biodegradable and ecologically friendly.
The stadium is furnished with a reclaimed water treatment
system, which will allow used water from swimming pools or
bathrooms to be reused for cleaning, irrigation, flushing toilets
and washing cars.
A widespread network of computers and convenient access to
broadband Internet services with IC cards has made a non-paper
office in the stadium possible.
"After the Olympics, the stadium will continue to serve as a key
venue for sports events and play an active role in enriching the
lives of locals," the official noted.
(China Daily October 12, 2007)