A dance venue in Glasgow called SWG3 is utilizing new technology, called BODYHEAT, to power the club’s heating and cooling system. BODYHEAT harnesses the heat emitted from visitors hitting the dance floor and stores it in 12 boreholes that are 600 feet underground. The electricity needed to access the BODYHEAT system comes from 100% renewable sources. SWG3 uses the captured energy to control the temperature of the building. The venue has a 1250-person capacity and hosts workshops, concerts, and private events. SWG3 is on a path to becoming net zero, and BODYHEAT is the first of its many visionary plans to bring creativity and science together to tackle climate change.
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