Revellers at a Glasgow venue’s gigs and club nights will be able to help do their bit to cut carbon emissions simply by dancing the night away.
In a word first, SWG3 will adopt a new system which captures and converts energy created by heat on the dancefloor.
The new method of thermal control will be used to cut the multi-discipline arts venue’s energy usage, potentially saving up to 70 tonnes of carbon per year.
The BODYHEAT project will launch when the Cop26 environmental summit comes to Glasgow in November, with a special event headlined by globally renowned DJ, producer, activist and fashion icon Honey Dijon.
SWG3’s managing director, Andrew Fleming-Brown, said: “It’s a very exciting time for us at SWG3 with work about to begin on the first phase of the innovative BODYHEAT project.
“We’re delighted to announce the launch party Honey Dijon and our special collaboration with her fashion brand for an exclusive BODYHEAT t-shirt.
“SWG3 hosted the first Comme des Garçons UK Guerrilla Store in 2006 so it feels like the perfect fit that the t-shirt will also be on sale at their DSM stores and online.”
Honey Dijon added: “Anything we can do at this moment to help climate change is a positive thing. This new system of channelling energy from the dance floor is something innovative and sustainable.
“The inspiration and energy of the Paradise Garage is a fun way to exemplify how this system works and is reflected in the design of the colourful and vibrant t-shirt.”
The new system works by capturing body heat from customers, visitors and staff before transporting it to a series of boreholes installed across the venue where it can be stored for days, weeks or even months.
The drilling programme begins on site in the coming days, with a series of up to seventeen 150m – 200m holes set to be installed in the coming weeks.
The system concept has been developed through collaboration with TownRock Energy geothermal energy consultants and Harley Haddow engineering consultants.
Tickets for the event are on sale from 6pm on August 20 via SWG3’s website
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