GreenTracker| TIME reminds us that using excess body heat to warm a building is used at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. But once again it’s the Swedes who are seriously capitalizing on the idea, transferring excess body heat from one building to another.
“It’s just pipes, water and pumps, but we haven’t heard of anyone else using this technology in this way before.” says Karl Sundholm, a project manager at Jernhusen, a Stockholm real estate company, and one of the creators of the system.
Not only is the system ‘green’ but it’s cheap — surely a novel idea that Republicans and Democrats could agree on.
In the long run, the company expects to lower the energy costs in the office building next door by as much as 20% per year, simply by pumping water, heated by human bodies through a system of pipes. Read on at TIME. Here’s a video.
Body Heat: Sweden’s New Green Energy Source