Grey Dhaka and Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd develop The Eco-Cooler: a zero electricity air cooler using cut in half recycled plastic bottles

Eco Cooler.jpgOver 70% of Bangladesh's population live in corrugated tin huts across the countryside. During the long summer months, temperatures reach up to 45° Celsius, making these huts unbearable to live in.

To address the issue, Grey Dhaka teamed up with volunteers from Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd to create the Eco-Cooler - the world's first-ever zero electricity air cooler, which uses re-purposed plastic bottles cut in half and put into a grid, in accordance to available window sizes. Based on wind direction and airflow pressure, the Eco-Cooler has succeeded in decreasing the temperature in tin huts by up to 5° Celsius.

Eco Cooler 2.jpg"Since most rural homes in Bangladesh are made with corrugated tin, the Eco-Cooler has the power to provide relief to millions of Bangladeshis. We sincerely hope this volunteer effort will make a difference in their lives", said Abdullah Al Mamun, Deputy General Manager of Grameeen Intel Social Business Ltd.

"After initial tests, blueprints of the Eco-Cooler were put up online for everyone to download for free. Raw materials are easily available, therefore, making Eco-Coolers a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution", said Syed Gousul Alam Shaon, Managing Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Grey Dhaka.

With the help of the Grameen Intel employees, the Eco-Coolers have been installed in villages in Nilphamari, Daulatdia, Paturia, Modonhati and Khaleya across Bangladesh.

Credits -
Chief Creative Officer: Gousul Alam Shaon
Creative Director: Jaiyyanul Huq
Creative Supervisor: Ashis Paul
Art Directors: Ashis Mridha, Shariful Islam, Saniar Rahman Rahul, Zubair Hossain Oni
Copywriters: Akrum Hossain Shaheen, Md Amin, Sarwat Sarah
3D Visualizer: K.M.Yousuf-Al-Mamun
Group Account Director: Masud Parvez, Ayesha Farzana
Senior Media Director: Md. Abdullah Al Kafi
Senior Planning Manager: Bitop Das Gupta
Planning Manager: Ummiya Rahman
Operations Manager: Zamir Uddin Sohel
Senior Admin Officer: Manami Sunjia Hossain
Regional Director, PR & Corporate Communications: Huma Qureshi
Regional Corporate Communications Executive: Cedric Wceke


This is a good story for my country.. I know what happened in summer time there in my village. Hope it'll be available soon.

amazing i would like to install this in every house that i build

Sapon said:

Thanks, CB team.

This is a decent story for my nation.. I recognize what occurred in late spring there in my town. Expectation it'll be accessible soon.

It's a great news to be a Bangladeshi national. This Eco-Cooler is for poor people of Bangladesh. Hope the invention will be available to the poor people of the county.

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