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Architect takes inspiration from bees for sustainable cooling system

Innovations that cut down energy costs may be the best way businesses can help the fight against climate change. One innovative Indian architect designed a cooling system inspired by the structure of beehives to cool factories that were reaching over 50°C inside.

The system uses no refrigerants, and a fraction of the power of a conventional air-conditioning system – which is particularly important in India, as the building sector alone consumes 40% of generated electricity in the country. 

Read more about the project on the UN Environment Programme website.