The long haul
The Olympics are on course to save approximately 18 gigawatt hours of electricity – enough to power more than 1,600 homes for an entire year.
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.
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.