Checking out the handball venue

January, 21, 2011
1/21/11
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We were reminded yet again of the "green theme" surrounding the 2012 London Olympics.

The Olympic Delivery Authority released pictures Friday of the team handball venue, which is set to be completed by this spring. So, where does the "green" come in? Well, according to the ODA, the venue is wrapped in 3,000 square meters of copper with a high-recycled content.

More from the ODA:

    The venue was built with sustainability at the heart of its design process. Rooftop sun pipes provide greater illumination than similar-sized conventional lights, achieving annual energy savings of up to 40 percent, while water usage is saved by the same amount through a rain harvesting system that feeds into toilets and other non-potable systems.

The venue will also host the fencing portion of the modern pentathlon. Here are a few pictures from the site:

HandballGetty Images

HandballGetty Images

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