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Windcatchers: the birth of air conditioning and natural refrigeration?

Windcatchers, which can reduce indoor temperatures by around 10°C and store water at near-freezing temperatures during summer months, have been used over centuries in many regions around the world.
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The five thousand year old city of Yazd, located in the center of Iran and one of the driest of this country, is well known for its windcatchers and was recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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