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Generate Energy with Fluxxlab’s ‘Revolution’ Revolving Door
Posted By Karim Yergaliyev On February 7, 2008 @ 4:00 am In Architecture,Kinetic Energy,New York City,Renewable Energy | 46 Comments
The designers at New York City based Fluxxlab studio have come up with an ingenious sustainable energy harvesting idea that makes you wonder why no one else has thought of it before. Their Revolution Door  manages to capture otherwise wasted human energy from the revolving doors we all see at various large buildings. If you think about it, this concept is quite similar to a turbine spinning somewhere deep inside a hydroelectric dam or within wind turbine to generate renewable electricity.
We were fortunate enough to have met these ingenious designers through the Greener Gadgets  conference, through the New York art and technology center Eyebeam. Fluxxlab has received funding from the Eyebeam art and technology center as well as support from New York University sustainability fund. The design studio will soon showcase a working full scale prototype at the Eyebeam exhibition in March. It will be very interesting to see if architects will start incorporating this brilliant renewable energy generator into future sustainable building designs.
+ Revolution Revolving Energy Door – by Fluxxlab 
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