Winter Olympics sets marker for London 2012

Clocking up the kilowatt cuts

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Clocking up the kilowatt cuts Source: VANOC/COVAN

Clocking up the kilowatt cuts

Over the first three days of the games, the Venue Energy Tracker has shown a savings of over 66,000 kilowatt hours, which equates to roughly a 20% reduction in energy consumption through sustainable practices.

 

It has been difficult to miss the fact that the Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver, Canada.

But what you won’t have noticed is the monitoring software being used to keep an eye on the energy consumption at the major venues.

Global warming could have a devastating impact on regions that host the Winter Olympics so it’s apt that the organisers of Vancouver 2010 have set a good example.

The smart Venue Energy Tracker technology from Pulse Energy provides information on the energy being used in real-time. It also shows where energy is being saved.

Pulse Energy CEO David Helliwell believes the London Olympics in two years' time should do the same: "We’re already seeing the results and hope that similar technology can help London 2012 achieve its targets."

Here are some facts about the technology and some stunning pictures of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

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