They may not always be obvious, or even visible, to participants and spectators at the Youth Olympic Games, but the materials and solutions used in some of the Nanjing 2014 venues are at the cutting edge of sustainable solutions.
Hosting the 2014 Youth Olympic Games has presented Nanjing with an opportunity to set a new benchmark in infrastructure construction, in order to provide great venues during the Games and leave a long-lasting legacy after the Games.
Behind the scenes, Worldwide TOP Partner Dow, one of the world’s leading chemistry companies, has been working with the organisers of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and the local government to help them achieve their sustainability goals.
Both the Nanjing Youth Olympic Centre and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Village are using Dow’s environmentally-friendly materials (for more details: http://building.dow.com/ap/en/news/20120912.htm)
Dow has supported the Olympic Games for more than 30 years, and first provided insulation for the ice skating rinks and bobsled runs at the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games. To see some of the other solutions Dow has provided over the last 30 years to the Olympic Games, visit: http://olympicpartnership.dow.com/en/olympic-partnership/timeline