By Forsyth Barr Stadium | Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2016
The guiding principles behind the creation of Forsyth Barr Stadium come from a true South of the Waitaki approach, where business is conducted with honesty and integrity, and respect for the region and local environment is paramount.
The design and construction of the stadium has taken into account many ‘green’ features across a variety of areas:
Wherever possible we’ve used materials that have low embodied energy or energy-saving features or are recyclable.
The stadium site needed to be cleared of its existing buildings before construction could begin. We made sure that a whopping 97% of the cleared material was recycled.
97% AMOUNT OF MATERIAL RECYCLED FROM BUILDINGS ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITE.
Sure, it’s extra work for us to recycle this much material, but we believe it’s 100% worth it.
Rain water is harvested in special tanks for re-use as irrigation for the natural grass playing field. That adds up to a huge amount of complimentary irrigation, courtesy of our 'bracing' local climate.
20,500 SURFACE AREA (M²) OF TRANSPARENT ROOF
Wherever possible we’ve used materials that have low embodied energy (the amount of energy that goes into making it), or energy-saving features or are recyclable.
The design and location of Forsyth Barr Stadium are designed to minimise the number of vehicle movements required to and from the venue.
Easy access to public transport links.