Generating clean energy
Expo 2020 will produce clean energy through renewable resources, while reducing overall consumption of energy by outperforming construction industry standards in areas such as exterior lighting and building efficiency.
Reducing water consumption
Water consumption will be reduced by using methods such as smart controls for metering and irrigation. Potable water consumption will also be minimised through cutting-edge approaches, such as systems that convert moisture in the air into water.
Promoting natural solutions
Visitors will remain cool and comfortable, with 75 per cent of the concourse shaded by green canopies. They can enjoy a variety of walkable spaces and an abundance of landscaped areas that contain mostly local and adaptive species, and are managed without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers.
Minimising our carbon footprint
Carbon emissions will be minimised through a strategy to mitigate and offset greenhouse gases, and public transport initiatives will help further decrease the carbon footprint.
Using sustainable building materials
The depletion of natural resources is being kept to a minimum during the construction phase, with a strong emphasis on sustainable building materials and a commitment to retain 80 per cent of permanent construction post Expo.
Expo 2020 aims to divert 85 per cent of all waste from landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing – turning waste into everything from fertiliser to souvenir t-shirts.
Improving Sustainability awareness
The environmental footprint of Expo 2020 will be further reduced through Sustainability awareness and certification, plus sustainable operations, event management and reporting.