Conservation Magazine posted an interesting article on the use of windcatchers in energy savings.
"Windcatchers – towers or specially designed roof vents that pull fresh air into a building — aren’t a new idea, a trio of researchers note in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Windcatchers have been “utilized in the hot and arid regions, particularly in the Persian Gulf region… for the past three thousand years, functioning to reduce the building heat load.” And some newer buildings, including government buildings in the United Kingdom and Australia, have borrowed the idea to reduce energy costs."
See the full article at conservationmagazine.org.
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