At a club in Glasgow, they will soon be using a very special method for regulating the temperature in the room: a cooling and heating system that operates on body heat.
Dancing on a crowded dance floor is something many people have been missing out on for a long time. In Glasgow, they’ve now come up with something to make sure that if you’re allowed to sweat closely again, it’s not only good for people’s mental health, but also for the environment.
At the club, where about 250,000 people come to dance each year, a system called Bodyheat will be installed that collects and stores body heat. The human body produces about 100 watts of power at rest. Serious dancing can increase this production by about five to six times. To cool the cabaret, the heat given off is not extracted from the building, but rather is stored underground. With this stored heat, space or water, for example, can be heated again.
In this way, the club hopes to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 60 to 70 percent, and several event venues have already shown interest in a similar system. Let’s hope there’s enough dancing to make it work.
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