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Low-energy Natural Cooling

During the summer in India, factory workers suffer from intolerable workplace temperatures of up to 50°C, resulting in both social and economic productivity losses. To lower the temperature, Ant Studio has created an eco-friendly cooling installation that is both a sustainable and inexpensive alternative to electric AC, using earthen cones and water as the main components. By stacking the cones, a large surface area for cooling is created. The design then uses the air velocity from factory generators to facilitate the evaporative cooling, lowering the temperature by 6-8 degrees Celsius.

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This solution was featured in Keeping it Cool market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

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