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Design Features & Building Information

The innovative transparent polycarbonate roof & facade design maximises daylight to the building interior, the pitch and surrounding residential/commercial properties. Use of EcoCem in the building of the stadium reduced the embodied energy of the building while also achieving a high standard of finish in the concrete. The CO2 saving achieved is calculated at 4000 tonnes, or 6,896,500 kWh of electricity. 

Water conservation through waterless urinals, sensor taps and dual flush cisterns. Waterless urinals provide a minimum saving of 20,000 litres of water on an event days alone, representing an annual saving of 400,000 litres. 

Rainwater is harvested for use in the pitch irrigation system. The 320,000 litre tank is sufficient for approx. 7 days irrigation. 

Lighting control system using intelligent  control via PC’s along with PIR sensors are used to centrally control and monitor the 18,000 low energy light fittings throughout the stadium so lighting requirements can be managed very closely and kept as efficient as possible. 

Four diesel powered 1700kVA generators  are fitted with heat recovery circuits cable of enabling 4MW of useful heat to be used for heating water for bathrooms, kitchens and the under pitch heating system. 

Areas that are in use on an event day only (levels 01 and 05) are naturally ventilated. All pumps and air handling plant are the inverter drive type to reduce energy consumption. Energy saving features of the Building Management System include intelligent controls for energy consuming. 

Sports lighting was carefully modelled, with glare shields and long visors specified to minimise light spill from the stadium bowl. 

Services equipment was specified to emit not greater than 53dB at one metre to ensure the stadium has a minimal impact on background noise. 

A fully integrated waste management system at the stadium supports a remove, reduce, recycle approach. Our annual onsite recycling target for 2012 is 80% of the waste generated and already we performing well with the May 2012 rate exceeding 94% for onsite separation and recycling.  

Integrated public transport promotion covering all transport providers for staff and fans and the installation of a light rail forecourt at the nearby station help ensure enhanced amenity in accessing the stadium. Dedicated accessible parking for patrons with disabilities. Biodiversity protection / promotion through an artificial 

Otter Holt in the Swan River culvert which flows under the north end of the stadium, low level lighting to prevent impact on Bat foraging behaviour in the area and installation of Bird Boxes within the stadium environs. 

 News  & Case Studies 

As a result of its Sustainable approach, Aviva Stadium has won several awards.

Waste Management Case Study

 When looking after the needs of over 50,000 people on a match day including fans, stadium staff and support services there is the potential to generate a lot of waste. Aviva Stadium works on a ‘Remove, Reduce, Recycle’ approach in association with our waste partners Greenstar. The stadium ensure an onsite separation approach for the following waste streams: Cardboard – packaging and display unitsPlastic cups and bottles – soda bottles, plastic pint glasses, plastic milk bottles etc.Dry mixed recyclables – including packing and tetra pack similar to most householdsCompost – compostable food waste and grass clippingsGlass – some bottles are returned to suppliers but the rest are recycledCooking Oil – Professionally refined / repurposedWEEE – Electrical waste due to maintenance including light bulbsGeneral Waste – the remainder that can’t be recycled such as crisp packets and contaminated waste. By separating these on site they are more cost efficient to have removed and it ensures less contamination when they are put through the recycling process. For the general waste that we can’t recycle we are working to try and remove as much of this from our waste streams as possible however in the meantime this goes through a ‘secondary recovery process’ that either converts it into fuel blocks or heat energy. 

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