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Artica / Low Energy Cooling System


Increasingly we use air conditioners to cool interior spaces. Unfortunately they also pump out heat into the surroundings and increase CO2 emissions.
Artica is a natural cooling and ventilation system that uses 10% of the energy of a conventional AC System. Artica creates a fresh and healthy environment in which to live and work. Its innovative function is to harvest and store cool energy from the night then use this to cool down interior spaces during the day. A long product lifetime and low running costs also add to its attraction. The main material inside the unit is a bi-product of other industries that would otherwise end up as landfill.


Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Miles Pennington
Tom Barker


Artica Technologies Ltd

Artica Technologies Ltd
London, United Kingdom

Mathew Holloway Daniel Becerra William Penfold Karina Torlei