Football stadium plans feature energy-saving commitment

Tottenham Hotspur have pledged to deliver a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions when the football club's new stadium is built in north London.

A planning application for the 56,000-capacity arena was submitted to Haringey Council this week, with the stadium forming the centrepiece of a scheme known as the Northumberland Development Project.

The new ground is situated on land adjacent to the English Premier League club's current home at White Hart Lane and could cost in the region of £400 million, according to the BBC.

Club chairman Daniel Levy suggested that Tottenham are planning to make energy efficiency an important part of running the new stadium.

"We have also embraced environmental sustainability as part of the plans, delivering a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions against current building regulations which will make [the stadium] one of the best performing of its kind in the UK," he said.

The arena is expected to be ready for use by 2012 and could become a venue for the 2018 World Cup if England's bid to host the tournament is successful.

In 2006, non-league club Dartford unveiled what it claimed was the world's first eco-friendly football stadium.

The Prince's Park ground uses low-energy lighting, a water recycling system and solar panels to reduce the Kent club's power consumption.

Published by Warren Mills

Wednesday 28th October 2009

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