14 July 2014 –BRIEF: According to Edie, 2018 host nation for the World Cup, Russia, is planning to go green with its preparations.

“Six out of the 10 World Cup stadiums that are being developed for Russia 2018 will be assessed under BREEAM standards in a bid to drive sustainable construction ahead of the tournament,” the report says.

Jones Lang Lasalle’s associate director Ksenia Agapova, said this would “raise the bar” of sustainable design and construction in Russia.

“Regulations in green building are not well developed here and few incentives exist for implementation of green technologies. It is a significant achievement for the design team to receive this international recognition and prove compliance with highest international standards,” he said.

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