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On the path to "net zero" energy stadiums

featured in sb magazine 5/2022
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Best practice examples from Australia

published in sb magazine 5/2022


Russell Lee, Managing Partner at COX
Dr Matthias Irger, National Head of Sustainability at COX


The challenge to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit global temperature increases to avoid catastrophic impacts requires action by all sectors, including sport and leisure. With about 40 % of carbon emissions attributable to buildings and cities, transforming the way we design our built environment is fundamental to combatting the climate emergency. With reference to recent projects in Australia, such as the Ken Rosewall Arena, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Sydney Football Stadium, and Optus Stadium, the authors discuss design principles and their impact on a “net zero” facility.

Queensland Country Bank Stadium

photo: Andrew Rankin

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