Brazil’s global leadership position in high-performing green buildings has been reaffirmed further with the U.S. Green Building Council awarding LEED certification for six of the country’s World Cup stadiums. The Council, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, has announced this award, which includes South America’s largest stadium, Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the World Cup final game.
Both FIFA and the Brazilian government have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to mitigating the environmental impact of the World Cup facilities, and for using the occasion to showcase the benefits of sustainable construction before the global community. In addition to the stadium in Maracana, which will also serve as a key venue for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the other LEED-certified stadiums for 2014 FIFA World Cup include Castelao Arena in Fortaleza, Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Arena da Amazonia in Manaus and Arena Multiuso in Salvador.
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Source: PR Newswire
KEYWORDS: Energy, Ethical Production and Consumption, FIFA World Cup, Brazil, LEED certification, U.S. Green Building Council, sustainable development