Club4Climate, the parent company owned by Andrew Charalambos launched Surya in King’s Cross, London as the UK’s first ecological club and create a green print for others to follow. Surya itself goes beyond the concept of sustainability and into the realm of ecology, generating surplus energy but recognises the need to engender a ‘gentle revolution’ which can include millions and not the few so a ten point manifesto outlined by Dr. Earth which
can be easily adopted by bars, clubs and pubs all over the world.
Surya is only the second ecological club on the planet, a flagship venture and a pioneer of ecological excellence. The club has an energy, self-generating dancefloor which by combining materials such as quartz crystals, ceramics, cutting edge technology and the dancing motion of clubbers generates enough energy to power up to 50% of the clubs energy requirements. A wind turbine and a solar energy system makes the club 100% fully sustainable and an advanced alternative energy system is so effective that it will produce a surplus of electricity which is freely donated to the private residents closest to the building. The club has also installed the latest air flush, waterless urinals and low flush toilets and automatic taps to ensure maximum water saving and the latest innovations in ecological air conditioning units.
Link to website. Also see Dr. Earth's 25 Steps to Becoming a Greener Being. -Thanks, Jez!
Did not RTFA, but this "green energy" sound like a promotional hype since the deformation of the floor for the purpose of generating electricity would require a signiicant amount of energy to be expended by the dancers. In fact, it is probably magnitudes less efficient than the power from the grid.