At a point when humans need to take a sober look at our energy use, we’re poised to use a devastating amount of it keeping our homes and offices at the right temperatures in years to come. A team of students at MIT, however, is busy working on a prototype device that could eliminate much of that demand, and they’re doing it by asking one compelling question: Why not just heat and cool our bodies instead?
Interesting concept. I was thinking about a cooling suit when I was walking through the extremely hot and humid climate of Southeast Asia.
For inside use it’s probably more sustainable to retrofit buildings with better insulation.