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Fisht Olympic Stadium
Polyurethane systems insulate metal piping for consistent thermal performance and longevity. Construction additives and anticorrosion industrial coatings help make the venue durable and long lasting.
Olympics: Opening, closing and medal ceremonies
Future use: Football stadium, multi-purpose sports and entertainment centre
Coatings solutions provide excellent adhesion, washability and durability of interior paints.
Olympics: Ice Hockey
Paralympics: Ice Sledge Hockey
Bolshoy Ice Dome
Heat transfer fluids are used for high-performance ice and air conditioning. Insulation keeps ice temperatures consistent. Polyurethane systems are used in stadium seating. Industrial coatings, construction additives, compounds for wire and cable, and glass bond adhesives ensure the venue will be used for years to come.
Olympics: Ice hockey
Paralympics: Ice sledge hockey
Future use: Multi-purpose sports, concerts and entertainment centre
Ice Cube Curling Centre
Construction additives contribute to improved workability and adhesion throughout the complex. Coating solutions protect metal.
Paralympics: Wheelchair Curling
Future use: Trade and exhibition centre
Adler Arena Skating Centre
Insulation makes the skating surface energy efficient and reliable. Polyurethane systems make the metal pipe insulation high-performance and long lasting.
Olympics: Speed Skating
Future use: Trade and exhibition centre
Iceberg Skating Palace
Polyurethane pipe insulation creates consistent thermal performance and longevity. Water purification systems ensure high quality of ice. Glass bond adhesives provide strength and durability.
Olympics: Figure Skating, Short Track
Future use: Skating centre in another Russian city
London’s Olympic Stadium is "wrapped" with fabric panels produced by Dow and made with Dow resins. Dow’s product was also included in the 5000 metres of the Olympic track. Roofing insulation materials from Dow offer moisture resistance and structural strength.
Olympics and Paralympics: Athletics and Ceremonies
Future use: Under tender – possibly a football club
Insulation from Dow is used in the Olympic and Paralympic Village apartments to protect 17,000 athletes and officials from the elements.
Olympics and Paralympics: Home to the athletes and officials during their time at London 2012
Future use: Community and premium housing
Westfield Shopping Centre and Parking Deck
Insulation materials from Dow are helping to ensure long-term moisture resistance and durability of the Shopping Centre’s roof. Below, Dow insulation materials help ensure strength, durability and moisture resistance for a safer parking deck.
Olympics and Paralympics: Corporate hospitality, "Olympic Houses", media facilities, office space
Future use: Hospitality and "House" areas to be converted back to commercial office space for rent
High-strength insulation materials from Dow help meet high structural and energy efficiency demands for the handball structure’s inverted roof.
Olympics: Handball, Modern Pentathlon (Fencing)
Future use: Multi-sport entertainment arena (community sports centre with concert staging)
International Broadcast Centre
Insulation systems from Dow help provide energy efficiency and structural moisture resistance to protect 20,000 media members and hundreds of thousands of visitors to these media hubs. Dow also provides materials in wire and cable that enable reliable and efficient transmission of the Olympic Games around the world, while simultaneously protecting the cables from damage.
Olympics and Paralympics: Electronic media (television and radio)
Future use: Cloud computing centre
Resins from Dow help provide a durable, soft and safe field for the 380 athletes competing in more than 75 hockey matches during the Games.
Paralympics: 5-a-side and 7-a-side football
Future use: Not yet under tender – possibly hockey arena or football club
I am going to be honest. On my list of things I was most eagerly anticipating about Sochi 2014 - be it sport, being in Russia or mixing with the great and good of the Olympic Movement - the nitty-gritty world of chemistry and sustainability was not high on my agenda.
Offsetters co-founder still seeking further gains after helping Vancouver 2010 become first carbon neutral Games
As chief executive of Offsetters, the first official carbon offset supplier to an Olympic Games, you might expect Dr James Tansey to be gung-ho about his company's role in helping the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to become the first carbon neutral Games in history.
The pristine mountain water lake in Bled, Slovenia, features centrally in a video highlighting a new environmental section on the World Rowing website.
It is already well beyond doubt that London 2012 staged the most sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games in history. The key was putting sustainability at the heart of the Games from the very outset, from the construction of venues to the recycling of composite materials across the Olympic Park in Stratford.
- How Coca-Cola helped make London 2012 the most sustainable Games of modern times
- Why sustainable temporary structures are one of the leading legacies of London 2012
- Venues may be temporary but London 2012 sustainability legacy is permanent
- Why grass pitches are losing the turf war
- Glowing praise for London 2012 sustainability measures
- Why the Velodrome is the green gem among London 2012’s sparkling array of Games venues
- How London 2012 has struck sustainability gold by cultivating the greenest Games yet
- London 2012 is only the tip of Dow's sustainable iceberg, insists Olympic marketing chief