After recent negotiations between club owners and politicians, both parties have agreed that nightlife in Berlin is an important part of the city’s culture.
Although this may be stating the obvious, what really stood out in the negotiations is the fact that by funding these venues to become more soundproof, safer and more environmentally sustainable, it will not only protect the cities club culture it will enhance it too.
And that’s not all, because so many people are involved in the scene in Berlin, politicians and Friends Of The Earth Germany see clubs leading the way in turning their businesses carbon neutral, with the hope that other companies will follow suit.
Now the Berlin government have a 1 million euro investment fund, available for venues in the city, which should kick start venues into going green.
One of the negotiations in making clubs sustainable is to implement dance floors that generate electricity, these systems rely on floor tiles that produce electricity when dancers move around on them.
The Dutch inventor Daan Roosegaarde has already installed this system at Club WATT in Rotterdam.
If dancer’s are paying the electricity bills then clubs may have to make careful decisions about who they book for the booth!