Vancouver scored highly as an Olympic venue despite weather concerns. Equally impressive, the Winter Games also scored well in terms of their energy efficiency.

According to Pulse Energy’s Venue Energy Tracker, the software technology that measured the 17 days of athletic contests, the games were the most energy efficient Olympics ever.

The total energy savings achieved at the games was 906 MWH, which is the equivalent of a 15 percent reduction in energy use. To put it in perspective, says a Pulse Energy spokesman, that is enough energy for Canadian Gold medalist Katie Weatherston to play 1.7 million full hockey games or for Canadian ski-cross member Julia Murray to race down the ski-cross course 100 million times.

IOC president Jacques Rogge has declared that the 2010 Winter Games could stand as a sustainability blueprint for all future Games.

The Olympic sites that were measured for live energy tracking were the Richmond Olympic Oval, Canada Hockey Place, Vancourver Olympic/Paralympic Centre, South East False Creek Community Centre, Whistler Blackcomb Roundhouse Lodge and Snowmaking Facilities and the Olympic and Paralympic Villages.

The Venue Energy Tracker measures real-time energy, enabling facility managers to maximize their energy efficiency as operational problems occur. The tracker is a joint venture of the software technology company, Pulse Energy, and the utility company, British Columbia Hydro.

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