Eco-conscious Dutch clubbers light up the dance floor

Posted by Laura Grant on September 8, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

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WATT, a club designed to save about the third of the energy and half of the water used in ordinary nightclubs, opened in Rotterdam last Thursday. The loos are flushed with rainwater, the food is organic, the drinks are served in recyclable cups … but WATT’s showpiece is its “sustainable dance floor” which generates electricity when people dance on it. The LED lights on the floor apparently become more dynamic as more people dance on it and there’s a meter that shows everybody how much electricity they’re generating. Watch the video to see how it works.

Sources: Planet Ark, Sustainable Rotterdam, SustainableDance Club, Watt

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One Response to “Eco-conscious Dutch clubbers light up the dance floor”

  1. stephen
    September 8th, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

    Excellent Idea.
    I wonder how it could be adapted to have a more south african club scene feel to it?
    ie dropzone in hatfield, pretoria wouldn’t go for the flashing lights
    and doors in edenvale is a metal club?
    Well done to them for this.

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