28 Aug '15, 5pm

#Luiis_3x ] Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into ... [ #Luispokel ]

The technology used in these demonstrations comes from research at Stanford University . Photonic materials have been highly effective in reflecting direct sunlight, bouncing the rays back into space as infrared light. The top of the membrane stays several degrees cooler than air temperature, creating an unprecedented shaded area for people underneath. The implications for buildings, plazas, and courtyards are seriously impressive, especially when considering how the coverings require no electricity or other resources to run.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/paris-coolhouse-brings-down-city-tem...

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