Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Swedes to use body heat to warm offices

Sorry about that. I got a little distracted by the higher lows on FRSL, the print at 14:20 ($211.36) sure got a lot of folks' attention. Hence the filler post below and this, from the AP:

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.

Real estate firm Jernhusen AB believes the system can provide about 15 percent of the heating needed for a 13-storey building being built next to the Central Station in the Swedish capital.

"It just came up at a coffee meeting last summer. Somebody suggested: why not do something with all this heat in the station?" project leader Karl Sundholm said.

About 250,000 people pass through the station every day, warming the air inside with their body heat....MORE