Energym's Clean Energy Technology At Bloomberg Arcade

Energym was in London for the first public demonstration of its clean energy-generating technology. We set up 17 electricity-generating indoor bikes...

Energym was in London for the first public demonstration of its clean energy-generating technology. We set up 17 electricity-generating indoor bikes in the Bloomberg Arcade and, over two days, ran several 30-minute instructor-led cycling classes.

All the power generated during the event was donated to a London-based charity that supports disadvantaged children. Proof that exercise can do you the power of good!

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The event was inspired by COP26 and how critical it is for global action on climate change. The Bloomberg event came just months after The United Nations released its IPCC report, in which 245 governments and 195 experts agreed for the first time that human activity was behind rising global temperatures.

This Bloomberg and Square Mile event followed a smaller activation event held right inside Bloomberg’s European Headquarters. We challenged riders to see how much power they could generate during a 1-minute sprint on the RE:GEN, and even Bloomberg’s London CEO, Peter Grauer, jumped on!

It was our first time inside the imposing Bloomberg HQ. One of the world’s most sustainable offices, and designed by renowned architect firm Foster and Partners, it demonstrates what’s possible for the future of workplace sustainability.

According to the Bloomberg website, its London office uses ceiling panels to improve the building's heating, cooling, and lighting efficiency. Naturally flowing air can also regulate the temperature inside (rather than solely relying on automated air conditioning and heating systems). In addition, 25 million litres of water are saved each year, and the building’s toilet uses net zero mains water. You can read more about the eco-friendly features at Bloomberg’s European headquarters on the company’s website.

Of course, not everyone has Bloomberg’s budget, but there’s a lot that companies and businesses can do to increase sustainability. Energym is launching a commercial package for offices and companies using a self-contained exercise area with energy-generating bikes to help employers manage employee fitness and well-being and create clean electricity to power computers and electronic devices inside the office.

The 2-day Bloomberg event took place in the Bloomberg Arcade, a thoroughfare lined by bars, cafes, and restaurants. The Arcade’s fascinating history dates back more than eighteen hundred years, with excavations on the site uncovering a Roman road and a temple dedicated to the God Mithras. You can visit the site today and see the ruins, discover artefacts, and explore the area’s history.

It’s an essential reminder of how long people have lived and worked in the area and how human societies have developed, grown and adapted over time.

And time is not just a measure of the past but is crucial in the fight against climate change. In the 2,000 or so years since the Romans were in London, global temperatures have risen by almost 1.5 degrees Celsius. Much of that rise has been in the last 150 years.

Climate scientists are urgently warning about the consequences of climate change, and we don't have 2,000 years to do something about it. We’re already seeing the effects of rising temperatures on extreme weather events worldwide. Climate change will impact the lives of children born today, and everyone: governments, organisations, companies, and individuals, must work together to start decarbonising economies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It’s why COP26 and subsequent discussions about climate change are so important, and it's why innovative buildings like Bloomberg’s headquarters and innovative technologies like the Energym RE:GEN are important to help build more sustainable societies. 


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