Photovoltaic smart seats, smart fitness equipment, smart recycling machines, and other green devices are prevalent in Beihu Subdistrict, Jianghan District, the first all-area low-carbon construction pilot place in Wuhan. At the 28th UIA World Congress of Architects in July this year, the "Beihu Experience" was presented to the world.
After dinner, Jin Long, a resident of the Xinhua Community, would exercise on the smart fitness bike in the community for half an hour. "Once I stop the exercise, the mobile phone will refuse to recharge, which inspires my killer instinct."
This smart fitness equipment and photovoltaic smart seats, in the small garden of the community, not only provide residents with a new way of leisure and entertainment but also have low-carbon and energy-saving functions.
Smart fitness equipment
The smart fitness bike not only has an electronic panel to display exercise data but also a wireless charging area below the panel. When a mobile phone is placed in this area, the exerciser can charge the phone as long as he or she keeps pedaling the bike.
Photovoltaic smart seats
Once a phone with its display is placed in a circular area on either end of a garden bench, it will immediately light up to say "Charging." Through the bluetooth pairing of the phone, the seat becomes a speaker, playing pleasant music. This bench is a photovoltaic smart seat.
Intelligent recycling machine
After Ms. Ruan, a community resident, puts a bag of recyclable garbage into the intelligent recycling machine at the entrance of the community, the machine automatically recognizes and weighs it, and a cash reward is immediately returned to her mobile phone. Since the emergence of this machine, her child's awareness of garbage classification has been enhanced, "When we finish drinking from beverage bottles at home, my child would remind me to save the bottles and take them to the recycling machine to exchange for money."
*楼顶光伏板一年省4万电费Rooftop photovoltaic panels save RMB 40,000 in electrical bills a year
The photovoltaic panels laid on the roof of the community buildings can generate 96,000 kWh of electricity a year, saving about RMB 40,000 of electricity, and reducing carbon by 50.46 tonnes per year. Now the electricity for public area lighting and the 20 newly installed new-energy charging piles is from these photovoltaic panels, which can save RMB 10 a month for each household in streetlamp fees.
Zhang Huijun, director of the Beihu subdistrict office, said that the subdistrict is currently building "carbon neutral" restaurants, hotels, and other special projects, where residents can get carbon points or cash rebates through linked bank cards.
（Edited by Bao Ruoqiao）