Gallery: Swedish Company Harvests Body Heat to Warm Buildings

Image © Peter Fristedt via Creative Commons

It’s no secret that crowds cause temperatures to rise, but all those bodies generating heat could be a large source of untapped energy. Inspired by the hordes of people passing through Stockholm’s Central Station each day, a Swedish real estate company, Jernhusen, has found a way to harness the energy created by the 250,000 moving bodies to heat an office building across the street. As a result, the building’s energy bill has decreased by 25 percent.

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  1. Lacey January 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Harnessing body heat? Very interesting.

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