Eco-Friendly Cool Air

A bunch of people have been working on a project called Artica, which is a natural cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system. The beauty of the design is that it not only looks and works well, but it also boasts of using less than 10% of the energy of a conventional air conditioning system. Its ratio of thermal to electrical energy rating or COP is 32 making it ten times niftier than the gas chamber of AC you have on your window. Using Artica will reduce your carbon footprint as CO2 emissions are cut by 90%.

Other “eco friendly” features in Atrica include the re-use of materials that are the bi-product of other industries, which would have landed up in landfills and exemption of toxic coolant gases that give out green house gases.

The good deal about Artica is that it’s not just on paper, it’s been prototyped and tested with customer trials underway.

A company has been set up to commercialize the technology, supported by Design London (a joint collaboration between Imperial College and The Royal College of Art) and funded through NESTA.  More info here.

Designers: Mathew Holloway, William Penfold, Daniel Becerra, Karina & Matthew Judkins

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20 Comments

  • The link is a lie. The abstract on this site has more info than the Artica website, which has an extremely brief one-paragraph mission statement.

    Come on, Artica, in the time it takes you to respond to all requests at info [at] articatechnologies.com, you could have put up a website…with more information.

  • Jay-Z says:

    not even the product photo on website!

    maybe Artica is a brand and they’re planning to have more products other than this HVAC machine.

  • Jay-Z says:

    not even the product photo on website!

    maybe Artica is a brand and they’re planning to have more products other than this HVAC machine.
    Oops, should have said good post! Waiting on your next one!

    • Jay-Z says:

      spammer please create your own comment

      i got my own swagger i go by the name Jay-z and i don’t have an air condition website

      please

  • Thanks for your comments. You are quite right that the website is bare of information. However we will officially be launching our products in October and are currently working to incorparate feedback from the commercial trials into the design. When we are ready you will hear about it!

  • Jeff says:

    Alright Mathew, were all waiting for your work. Good job on making a sustainable alternative for the old AC system. I wonder how much these will cost and if these can be used in residences.

  • Lorey says:

    What sort of capacity are we talking about here? I’d like to know more…

  • seefdublew says:

    This looks fascinating; I’m looking forward to hearing more. (As an aside, I hope they turn their attention to heating next — cooling is already far more efficient than heating.)

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