Design and Engineering Innovation Case studies

  • Delivering sustainability for Games venues and infrastructure
    London 2012 proposed to host the Games using a significant amount of temporary venues and infrastructure. It was important to ensure that the sustainability objectives of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) were adopted...
  • Managing energy consumption during the Games
    Hosting a low carbon Games and achieving a 20 per cent reduction in energy consumption across the event was an ambitious target. The final result was a significant reduction in demand achieved by reducing overlay and unnecessaryequipment in the design...
  • Habitat protection during the Games
    Biodiversity is one of the five priority themes that make up the London 2012 Sustainability Plan. Habitat protection was of critical importance in ensuring continued and enhanced biodiversity. This case study sets out the approach the London Organising Committee of...
  • Promoting biodiversity in the Olympic Parklands
    This case study focuses on the processes and techniques to protect and enhance biodiversity, ensuring that it has become a central component of this new urban landscape.
  • Olympic Parklands Green Infrastructure
    This case study focuses on the strategic green infrastructure planning, design, implementation and management of the Parklands that will deliver a new suite of ecosystem services.
  • Olympic Park soil strategy
    The Olympic Park soil strategy sought to provide a sustainable approach to the landscape design for the Park through four particular areas – support of the landscape, creation of ecological habitats, environmental interaction andwater attenuation/filtration.
  • Translocation of habitats and species within the Olympic Park
    Prior to the construction of the Olympic Parklands, 246 hectares of land had to be cleared. The translocation of habitats and species was a vital part of the ecological mitigation strategy, involving protection, mitigation and enhancement of various species and...