GE Technology Helps London Olympics Go Sustainable

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GE will be providing sustainable power and energy to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. Examples of this include GE Lighting supplying approximately 14,000 lamps, a state of the art LES lighting and cabling system installation and GE Healthcare is offering a varied range of digital imaging equipment to the Olympic Village Polyclinic to treat athletes during the Olympic Games.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:00am

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253 days prior to what London 2012 organizers claim to be the greenest-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, we highlight the sustainable solutions that GE will be providing to support the host city and the Games. GE’s software has improved the efficiency and reliability of the smart grid serving East London, where the Olympic Park is being built, while other businesses within GE have provided advanced energy systems, high-tech lighting solutions, uninterruptible power supplies, state-of-the-art healthcare equipment and electric car charging points.

Earlier this autumn, a group of journalists from the CEE region toured London to discover the preparations for the Games. The journalists reported pretty similar experiences. “I think it wouldn’t be far off to describe the London Olympics as “Smart Games”. By saying this I don’t mean only the IT technology, which is very crucial, but also the carefully designed infrastructure where sustainability seems to play a very important role” said Zsuzsa Szabó from the Hungarian business daily Napi Gazdaság. Gabriel Barliga from the Romanian BIZ magazine added that “It was great to see a work in progress and find out how the whole Olympic experience was shaped from the beginning with ecology and energy efficiency in mind. I also found very interesting the fact that GE’s involvement was not only related to the Games themselves, but also to the legacy that they leave behind.”
 
After previous Games in Vancouver and Beijing, London is another great place to showcase equipment and technology, as London 2012 will be the first summer Olympic and Paralympic Games where sustainability, including alternative energy resources, efficiency and reusability, is one of the organizers’ key efforts to minimize the ecological footprint of the event.
 
The 30th Olympiad will feature an estimated 75 GE separate projects, showcasing their innovations.
 
 
 
About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.
 
Citizenship at GE is more than a program or a set of good intentions - it is a full-time commitment built upon cultural behaviors and actions. These actions are integrated with business strategy and have defined goals, strategies and metrics that make it actionable and accountable.
 
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Keywords: Energy | Energy | GE | GE Lighting | GE healthcare | London | Olympic Games | Sustainability | paralympic games | power

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