Do you think Americans would be more enthusiastic about green energy if it could be generated by sitting around on our behinds? The inventor of the Unplugged office furniture setup thinks so. Eddi Tornberg has created a desk, chair, and chair mat combo that generates power while you simply go about your regular work day. Piezo-electric and heatsink technology are a couple of the effects used to get the green energy buzzing. Body heat and the pressure of the chair casters rolling on the mat provide enough juice to power a small lamp. Sure, this furniture isn’t going to run your laptop, charge your iPhone, and make you a cup of cappuccino at this point, but it’s a start.
Would you be more likely to go green if it was this easy? Talk to us in the comments about other ways you might power up your office furniture.