These days the recommendation is to conserve as much as electricity as possible. Here's a man who has taken it to heart and has converted the sweat produced in his gym into electricity.
Since the past three years, Boesel has been turning his clients' endless miles on a set of custom-made exercise bikes into clean energy that he also markets. A generator creates electricity, which is then fed back into the building.
Most users normally generate between 50 and 150 watts while working out which is enough energy, if stored to power a mobile phone for a week. The electricity generated is used to help power the lights, fans, stereo and flat screen TVs in the gym.
Boesel says that in 2009, the gym had generated 36 pc of its own electricity or 37,000 Kilowatt hours equal to 74,000 pounds of carbon emissions, 81,400 miles not driven and 15 acres of trees planted.
The environment friendly Green Microgym is 3,000 square foot and features solar panels, renewable-source flooring and even recycled toilet paper.