A total of 13 competition venues were used to host the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010. All six purpose-built venues remain in use and provide the region with a variety of sporting, cultural and community activities.
The Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 broke new ground in terms of pursuing independent sustainability certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. In 2010, the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games venues and villages were recognised by the Canada Green Building Council and BC Hydro as the largest group of simultaneously constructed, low-environmental-impact facilities in North America. They consume less energy and water during their full lifecycle and required fewer construction materials, minimising waste, emissions and use of toxic materials.