Misters Cool People via Occupancy Sensors

Cloud castAn air conditioning system developed by a team at MIT’s Senseable City Lab is activated by occupancy. The Cloud Cast system works via aluminum rods that are fitted with sensors into the ceiling. When the ultrasonic sensors detect the presence of people by interpreting the echoes from high-frequency sound waves, they activate a cool mist.

Misters are common cooling mechanisms for outdoor patios and walkways in hot climates. But the innovative aspect of the Cloud Cast is that it focuses on misting people, and doesn’t waste energy when a space is unoccupied.

A ceiling-mounted installation by Italian architect Carlo Ratti, who is also director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab, was displayed in Dubai recently. It uses motion tracking to direct personalized clouds of mist at anyone walking beneath.

Photo courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati website

Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
Sponsored By: Anguil Environmental Systems

  
Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds
Sponsored By: NSF International

  
The Corporate Sustainability Professional's Guide to Better Data Management
Sponsored By: Urjanet

  
The EHS Guidebook: Selecting, Implementing, and Using EHS Software Solutions
Sponsored By: EtQ

  

Leave a Comment

User Name :
Password :
 
If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now