Vancouver Olympic Green

What it all costs.

Jan 6, 2010
Outside Magazine
Vancouver Oympic Village

Vancouver Olympic Village

The Vancouver Olympic Committee is billing its Games as the greenest ever. Here's a breakdown of what they spent and how they'll fare.

The games themselves: $2 billion

LEED-certified Olympic Village: $1 billion

Security: $1 billion

Green remodeling of the Convention Centre: $1 billion

Vancouver-to-Whistler Sea to Sky Highway: $1 billion

Downtown commuter light-rail system: $2 billion

TOTAL: $8 billion

Total predicted greenhouse-gas emissions according to Pricewaterhousecoopers's audit: 300,000 tons (about the same as at every other modern Olympics)