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Croke Park first stadium to be awarded certificate for sustainability

Off-pitch improvements in energy sourcing mean Croke Parks becomes first stadium in the world to achieve certification for sustainable event management.

CROKE PARK HAS been awarded the BS 8901:2009 certificate for sustainable event management, making it the first stadium in the world to achieve such  an award.

SGS, the certification body, say that Croke Park was awarded the certification because of a number of improvement made, including:

Reducing utility consumption by almost 30% since 2007;

Saving 312,000 litres of water per day through fitting solenoid valves in toilets;

Opening recycling and composting facilities throughout the stadium;

Increasing recycling from 21% in 2008 to 52% in 2010;

Sourcing all the stadium’s electricity from wind farms.

The stadium will now be used as a worldwide example of best practice sustainability in stadia by the awarding body SGS. The Cúl Green initiative to lower the carbon emissions at Jones’ Road  has proved to be a success- with the venue also being awarded several environmental certificates in the past.

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