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Human Generated Energy

26 August 2008

I’ve heard about a gym in Hong Kong that generates energy from its exercise equipment, but now that concept is coming closer to home with Adam Boesel’s Green Microgym in Portland, OR. Boesel’s small gym not only uses generators attached to the exercise bikes to generate energy, but has been designed completely with sustainability in mind.

Green Microgym uses only energy-efficient lighting, ceiling fans and televisions. It has a mostly paperless membership system. Its five elliptical machines are non-motorized and don’t require electricity; Boesel is working on getting them hooked up to generators.

The Green Microgym will also use solar panels to generate energy. Cool!


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