buildings are designed to conserve energy and are
primarily heated by heat pump and ground-source
technology, recycled surplus heat plus solar energy.
The electricity to power lighting, processes or
to produce supplementary heat, is provided by a
windmill located at the coast, in which the building
proprietor has an ownership interest, and by Statoil
which supplies green electricity.
buildings for Ford, McDonald's and Statoil are linked
by culverts that make it possible to recycle surplus
energy in the form of heat from McDonald's hamburger
grills and deep-fryers as well as heated coolant
water from Statoil's refrigeration system. The surplus
energy is transported to the heat pump in the car
dealership thus allowing all buildings to benefit
from the energy surplus. The result is efficient
energy use and resource conser vation.