Copenhagen Builds Exterior Ski Slope Atop Sustainable Power Plant

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Copenhagen Builds Exterior Ski Slope Atop Sustainable Power Plant

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Copenhagen Builds Exterior Ski Slope Atop Sustainable Power Plant

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As one of the most progressive countries in the EU, Copenhagen continues to shatter traditional expectations when it comes to energy.

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According to The Guardian, the Scandinavian country is working with Bjarke Ingels Group to create a power plant that doubles as a ski slope with 295′ of vertical relief. And while that’s no Chamonix or Jackson Hole, I know a lot of Midwesterners who would love to have a power plant like this in their backyard. Not only is the ski area/power plant the first of its kind but it’s also a shining star of sustainability.

“It is the future of waste-fired powered plants and on top of that– a 90m high ski slope”

The plant itself creates energy by converting biomass into electricity with an efficiency rating of 99%. Along with that green mission, the power plant is going miles beyond traditional requirements by attaching a ski slope to the side of the building. The plant will host a black run with steepness reaching up to 45° and measures approximately 590 feet long.

Ultimately, employees will be able to take ski breaks, creating a healthy and happy workforce that isn’t afraid to put in the extra effort to create clean energy for the masses. Also included in the design are a series of gardens along with a climbing wall.

Find the entire Guardian article here: Ski slope to open on new Copenhagen power plant

 

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