Subway (and Subway Riders) To Heat Apartment Building

Heat emitting from riders of the Paris Metro and from the subway trains will heat 17 apartments in a new system debuting in France.

Clay Dillow writes:

"The system will tap the caloric heat emitted by the passengers milling about below ground as well as the heat generated from trains moving on the tracks, and funnel it through an underground corridor to heat exchangers that will push warm air through the building's pipes. The system isn't stand-alone, but will be supplemented by district heating."

Full Story: Warmth of Human Bodies Waiting Below Ground for Paris Metro Will Heat New Apartment Complex

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Subway heats buildings in Vienna too!

Vienna's new U-2 subway extension also has a system in place to capture heat and use it to heat nearby apartments and buildings, you can read more about the program here:

http://www.tinavienna.at/Tunnel-thermics/

Andy Nash, Vienna

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