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A Building relies on the Paris Underground to provide clean and green heating

08/09/2010

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A low-income housing building in Paris is under renovation in order to utilize a very unique heating system.

It will absorb heat produced by Parisian citizens that use the metro. Each passenger lets out about 100 watts of energy in body heat each time they enter and use the underground.

This is something thay among other things, explains the high temperature presented in underground railway stations compared to the temperature outside the stations.

The new heating system will draw heat up from underground in much in the same way as geothermal projects do, providing energy to heat the building’s 17 apartments.

The building is located directly above a metro station and is already connected via a staircase. The building is being renovated on Rue Beaubourg close to the Pompidou museum in Paris, and it is expected to be finished next year.

Via inhabitat

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