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Human Body Heat Used To Power Buildings In Sweden (Video)

Human Body Heat Used To Power Buildings In Sweden (Video)

When it comes to alternative energy, humans usually look outisde themselves– to the sun, wind, or ocean–for a source of sustainable power.

One Swedish company decided to turn their search inward by creating technology that can channel the heat generated by the human body into a power-producing resource.

Jernhusen, a real estate company in Stockholm, has found a way to channel the body heat from the hordes of commuters passing through Stockholm’s Central Station to warm another building that is just across the road.

Engineers use heating exchangers to convert the Station’s trapped body heat into hot water and then pump that water to an office building next door, providing it with environmentally-friendly and cost effective heating.

It is reported that this process can reduce a building’s energy costs by up to 25 percent.

Learn more about this hot idea in the BBC News clip below:

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3:33AM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Wish them well, but if they are to successful you know the Big Oil will try very hard to cut them off..

10:46AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Loving this, proud to be a sweed! Progressive!!! We blame big pollutors, but spend a life polluting ourselfs, time to pay up!

6:36AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Awesome opossum!
why does everyone use so many harmful ways of getting energy when there are so many harmless ways?

5:48AM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

This reminds me of one Polish cabaret...

10:45PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

OMG. Hot Flashes with a purpose!

2:47PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Nice article, thanks for the info...

2:44PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

I heard that someone has invented a gadget which fits under one's shoes and generates enough electricity while walking to charge a mobile phone battery...
Now, if only someone could utilise the hot air generated by politician's... :)

2:23PM PST on Feb 8, 2011

I find this hard to believe, sorry!

9:37AM PST on Feb 8, 2011

wow, great idea , athought it sounds like a s-f :)

8:57AM PST on Feb 8, 2011

Cool beans!! ;)

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