Greener Road to the Olympics

In preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China’s government implemented several environmental changes to the city’s buildings, factories and transportation to accommodate the athletes from 205 countries that are visiting for the summer games.

The Olympic Village buildings, which house all the athletes, are 50 percent more energy efficient than most buildings in Beijing.
Courtesy of the Sailing Committee (Qingdao) of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games