Rotterdam’s WATT club, which just opened today, features a dance floor where the disco lights become more dynamic as patrons get their groove on. The floor even has a meter to show people how much energy they’re producing at any given moment.
WATT contains more than just an electricity producing dance floor. Drinks are stored in basement tanks to save energy by using a central cooling system and toilets in the club flush with rainwater. The so-called “pee experience” lets patrons watch rooftop rainwater travel through transparent pipes when they flush.
The club’s owners claim that WATT saves 30 percent on energy and carbon emissions and 50 percent on waste and water compared to most nightclubs. WATT follows in the footsteps of a green dance floor in London, and the club’s parent company has plans to bring the sustainable dance floor concept to the United States. Could this be the next big thing in nightlife?
More info: http://cleantechnica.com/2008/09/04/...roduce-energy/
Wow, that's really fascinating! I hope that more buildings, and not just dance clubs, will incorporate this sort of green technology into their buildings.
Haha, that sounds crazy.... but pretty neat.
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awesome ideas, hope they incorporate this in some NYC clubs
that is awesome! we need more green clubs too, its a good idea.
really great idea, i read some timeago a similar club opened in england
i wish more clubs like watt could be open all around the world
its the way all nightclubs should go the more energy efficent people can become the better. would be good though the way the crowd can control the lighting ect. if a dj played a reallly bad tune they would know instantly
Wow, that's innovative!!!Originally Posted by trancetraveller
Would be nice to experiment it fronthand though...
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