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Natural, free refrigeration and cooling

By far, the biggest draw on electricity is cooling in refrigeration and particularly air conditioners.  However, free, simple, elegant solutions even for relatively densely populate areas have been known for centuries, pioneered by the Persians.  Why aren’t we building more of these type of buildings?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windcatcher

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