Environmental Management Systems
The environmental management system is a way of evaluating the environmental performance of the stadium against a set criteria. It analyses the current situation and usage of resources, and the connection between environmental considerations and economic limitations. The utilisation of energy, water and waste in a more efficient is the main areas of consideration.
The EMS reiterates the company’s commitment to environmental management and the adoption of environmental policy in order to achieve the levels and standards needed in the successful implementation. These commitments include the need to reduce waste, pollution water usage and energy. The current monitoring procedures help to monitor the achievement of these objectives and targets. The constant monitoring helps to identify re-occurring problems and can be used as means of establishing measures of prevention. The main objective is to increase the facilities and organisation environmental performance. The introduction of the EMS and hence the drive towards better performance has quantifiably reduced operational costs.
An intelligent lighting system which modifies lux levels (amount of light) and can programmed for efficient utilization. i.e. motion sensors and programmable time systems for switching off electrical equipment.
The water works system is a water purification plant. The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium uses the water from the North End Lake for irrigation of the outer precinct however, this water known as grey water, is not fit for human consumption.