Vancouver Olympic Green
What it all costs.
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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.
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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)