Global warming is showing its fangs this time around. World nations right now are brainstorming methods to bring sustainable energy sources to meet the demands of rising temperatures. With scorching heat across the globe and lack of electricity in the third world nations already a bleak reality, the future looks in bad shape. We need solutions to overcome this heat, and we need them now. One can safely assume that households in our part of the world, will see a furious shoot-up in their electricity bills this year. The situation is even contrasting when we see at the distribution of the population. While the urban population resorts to air-conditioning to escape the heat wave, the poor clamour for shade in various confinements. Most parts of the nation depend on just one single device, a cooler, to bring them the relief. But even that can burn electricity. Then how?
Enter Eco Cooler. Grey Dhaka, the Bangladesh wing of New York-based advertising agency Grey, in collaboration with Grameen Intel Social Business Limited (a Dhaka-based IT company), has introduced the ‘Eco-Cooler’, a cooling device that can run without electricity. It’s nothing but a grid made from the half cut out plastic bottles, which can be placed in windows. Hot air enters the open end of the bottle and gets compressed in the bottle’s neck, making it cooler before it passes into the room.
According to the video (above), the cooler can reduce the temperature in a room by five-degree celsius. The device is the brainchild of a partnership between the advertising agency Grey Bangladesh and Grameen Intel Social Business, a Dhaka-based “social business Information Technology company”. “After initial tests, blueprints of the Eco-Cooler were put up online for everyone to download for free. Raw materials are easily available, therefore, making Eco-Coolers a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution”, says Syed Gousul Alam Shaon, managing partner and chief creative officer at Grey Dhaka.
The Eco-Cooler works better for houses which are made with corrugated tins. Since most of the houses in Bangladesh are made in this way, the cooler works miracles for them. Even India can endorse this technology in the rural sections of the country, given that most of our rural house-structures echo the corrugated tin houses of Bangladesh. The idea brings a hope to not only the Asian heat zones, but to the entire world. Innovation exists and persists.
(With Inputs from : YourStory/Scroll/TheWeek)