Sewers to help heat 2010 Olympic village
"It's very similar to geothermal energy."
- Chris Baber, project manager
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - In an effort to make the 2010 Winter Olympics as environmentally friendly as possible, the city of Vancouver is turning to its sewers to help heat the athletes' village.
Officials, trying to develop a sustainable energy system to heat the buildings, decided to use heat from the sewers after community opposition meant a proposed biomass system, which would have used fuels such as wood chips, could not be built in time.