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Mace to Help Install ‘Solar Membrane’ on Roof of London Stadium

Mace to Help Install ‘Solar Membrane’ on Roof of London Stadium
21 August 2023 | Updated 23 August 2023
 

A new carbon-saving 6,000-7,000-square-metre solar membrane is to be installed on the roof of the London stadium, project managed by Mace.

The membrane will generate more than 1 million kWh of renewable energy every year, equating to 10 per cent of the stadium’s current electricity usage and representing a saving of up to £350,000 a year in energy costs. It will also result in a reduction of 270 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Mace’s appointment comes off the back of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) framework, which has seen Mace working at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since 2006.

After analysing the environmental benefits, economic viability, return on investment and overall feasibility of the initiative. Mace presented the case to the stadium operator, LS185,

A supplier for the technology hasn’t yet been selected, with the Mace-supported tender process currently underway and attracting a host of interested parties ahead of a planned appointment in November this year. 

Commenting on the appointment, Davendra Dabasia, COO for Mace Consult, said: “In addition to continuing our 17-year relationship with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this commission is especially pleasing because we’ve been able to leverage our responsible business consultancy services to help LLDC achieve its sustainability goals. At Mace, we recently set an ambitious target of helping our clients to save 10 million tonnes of carbon as part of our responsible business plan and this exciting project is another step in the right direction.

“It’s an example of consultancy work making a difference early on in a project’s lifecycle, influencing outcomes for the better.” 

Ben Coulter, the LLDC’s head of sustainability, added: “This a vitally important contract so it’s important to have the right support in place from the outset. Not only will this investment drive financial savings but will also help make significant reductions to carbon dioxide emissions.”

Picture: a photograph showing the exterior of the London Stadium and the nearby ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture. Image Credit: Mace

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 August 2023

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