Russia plans for an energy efficient 2018 World CupCogeneration, July 15, 2014
Russia has chosen to have its energy efficiency aptitudes tested against BREEAM sustainability standards as it continues to prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is an international measure for sustainability in buildings, with more than 250,000 certified buildings. The certification has been used extensively in the sporting field, including during the 2012 London Olympics.
Six BREEAM-assessed stadiums (including Samara, Volgograd and Nizhniy Novgorod) will feature reduced energy consumption of 40% less than that of a comparable baseline building, with energy-efficient floodlights, efficient heating and heat recovery.