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Sustainable bathroom fittings used in Olympic water polo arena

The water polo arena being constructed for the London 2012 Olympic Games will include bathroom fittings geared towards reducing the structure's impact on the environment.

According to the Olympic Delivery Authority, the building will have low-flow taps and showers, as well as waterless urinals.

This will reduce the amount of water usage in the 5,000-seater facility by around 40%..

Green and sustainable building techniques were also used for the roof, which is made from air-inflated recyclable phthalate-free PVC cushions, making it an adept heating material, while also reducing condensation.

Once the sporting event is over, the arena is due to be taken down, with the elements being recycled and re-used for other developments across the UK.

Last month, the ODA revealed interest in the 2012 Olympic Village is high, with nine organisations and consortia shortlisted as potential purchasers of the 1,439 green and sustainable buildings that will become available after the Games.

21st January 2011

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