|ODA announces it is on track for sustainability targets|
The Olympic Delivery Authority has announced it is on track to meet all sustainability targets for the London 2012 construction project.
Their 2007 Sustainable Development Strategy set targets on a range of issues from using low-carbon materials to incorporating bat and bird boxes into the design and build of venues.
It is currently delivering 60% of materials, by rail or water, beating a target of 50%. It is also diverting construction waste to landfil by 90% due to refuse and recycling.
A new 120m high wind turbine will also help contribute towards a 20% renewable energy target.
ODA chairman John Armitt said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our plans, and what we have tasked our contractors to achieve is unprecedented for a project of this size and scale.
“We wanted to lift the bar for the industry and set new sustainability standards. Our contractors and suppliers have more than risen to the challenge. We hope that this project becomes a beacon for the planning, design and delivery of future large-scale projects.”