Water Conservation
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India has a looming air con headache. Does antiquity hold the solution?

As the climate crisis makes the world hotter, people are looking to stay cool. By 2050, there could be three times as many air conditioning units on the planet as there were in 2018. But are an estimated 5.6 billion units
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Indian architect turns to bees and terracotta to design innovative cooling system

Monish Siripurapu’s air cooling system may be based on the design of a beehive but the Indian innovator’s inspiration did not come while he was striding through fields of flowers. He was actually in a stifling hot factory in New Delhi, where he was doing some design work. “There was a huge diesel generator in the factory that used to throw out a lot of heat. The client wanted to screen the heat b
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Beehive, A Biomimetic Cooler and Air Purifier Made From EarthenWare Pots

Created by Ant Studio, Beehive is a functional-art alternative to energy intensive cooling and air purification solutions. The system works through evaporative cooling, using traditional earthenware pots which are soaked with water. With use, biofilm forms naturally on these pots, assisting with air purification. The modular design is also zero-plastic and zero-emission, and is perfectly su
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This Indian company built a zero-energy air conditioner

It uses clay pipes and water to cool the air around it. Terracotta tubes are stacked in a metal cage. Water is poured over them twice a day. The porous pipes soak up water, then slowly release moisture back into the air. This evaporation cools the
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