Persian “windcatcher” in California

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The desert city of Yazd in Iran is famous for the “badgir” or windcatcher. It is a simple chimney that protrudes from the top of buildings and, with no moving parts, magically transforms the gentle warm desert breeze into a cool draught in the rooms below. I am glad this has now made its way to the west by an Iranian.

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2 comments on “Persian “windcatcher” in California

  1. I did not know that the windcatcher was persian in origin. There is a new hotel in Bangalore built by a Corporate which has used this technology and the effect is tremendous. They certainly will earn carbon points for this as carbon trading is such a money maker these days. But these technologies, which were originally developed by local people, will have no access to this.
  2. I did not know that the windcatcher was persian in origin. There is a new hotel in Bangalore built by a Corporate which has used this technology and the effect is tremendous. They certainly will earn carbon points for this as carbon trading is such a money maker these days. But people who developed these technologies originally, will have no access to this.

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