Jan 10, 2008

Economist: Heat From The Street!

Rona from our NY office has found this great new idea of capturing solar energy from the surfaces we walk and drive on in the Heat From The Street article!

Our Director of Sustainable Design in NY says: "This article illustrates the sort of simple and great “out of the box” ideas that have enormous potential in our work to design a more sustainable world. This is also the type of idea that exemplifies the integrated design approach and the power of early “visioning” that returns us to simple ideas unconstrained by “design as usual”.

More Economist alternative energy articles
Here is one example: IHS have installed a unique system in the car park of their new offices in the Scottish Highlands. The Road Energy system is hugely exciting. Capable of heating and cooling buildings, roads and airport runways it takes advantage of the superior absorption capacity of asphalt. See details....

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