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Paris Metro 'to provide under floor heating'

The high temperatures generated by the Paris Metro are intending to be used to provide under floor heating to a block of flats in the capital.

Paris Habitat-OPH, which owns a building located near to Rambuteau Metro station, is planning to source the underground energy to heat pipes in its low-income apartments, the Guardian reports.

The water in the under floor heating system would be warmed by the 14 to 20 degree C temperatures given off by trains and machinery.

Dr Patrick James, a researcher at the University of Southampton's School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, said of the project: "It's a huge source of free, zero-carbon heat so it couldn't make more sense."

It is thought the cost of energy bills for the building could be significantly reduced and the carbon footprint cut by a third.

Elsewhere, businessman Richard Oakes recently revealed how he is building a wind turbine in his garden in order to save money on heating his home, the Mirfield Reporter stated.