Electricity eventually changes into heat as it flows through lights, computers and all sorts of equipment. Large modern buildings use lots of electricity and so produce enormous amounts of heat. This heat has to be managed so that buildings do not overheat. In most buildings, this heat is discharged into the atmosphere to keep the building cool. Then more energy is used to heat the building or make hot water. The Museum has installed equipment that captures and removes heat from where it is not wanted and transfers it to where it is needed.
Where can I find heat recovery?
The advanced heat recovery project is in the mechanical spaces within the Science Museum of Minnesota. This area is not open to the public but specialty private tours can be arranged.