Using a technique from the Egyptian era, Ant Studio has created an evaporative cooling system that is both low energy and cost efficient.

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.

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. 

How the Global Goals are addressed

Affordable and Clean Energy

With innovative cooling solutions reducing the need for electric air-conditioning, the demand on electricity grids at peak times is lowered, thus reducing fossil fuel consumption.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

By installing Ant Studio’s evaporative cooling system in factories, conditions for workers are greatly improved and ensure increased productivity

Climate Action

As conventional ACs are responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions, switching to natural alternatives will markedly lower the climate footprint of cooling.