11 January 2008

It's getting hot in here...

...so take off all your clothes? No, no, no, silly. Your mind is clearly elsewhere. Let's try again.

It's getting got in here, so harvest all of that wasted body heat and pipe it over to the nearest office building. (My thanks to LS for bringing the story to my attention.) Come again? They're going to use body heat to keep buildings warm? Isn't that just a bit... brilliant? If the whole scheme sounds too savvy to be true, that's only because it's Swedish.

A Swedish company plans to harness the body heat generated by thousands of commuters scrambling to catch their trains at Stockholm's main railway station and use it for heating a nearby office building.
I can avow, on the basis of personal experience, that the Swedish think differently. Which is why I think the current rail-station plan is just the tip of the iceberg.
Dance Club
Trust the Swedes to see that awkward singles scenes are one of our great untapped reservoirs of renewable energy.