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From the roofs of Yazd, one can see many badgirs. The badgirs, or "wind towers", catch wind well above the ground to create air circulation in homes, or in buildings containing reservoirs or small basins fed by "qanats" (underground channels). In traditional houses of Yazd in summer, between a damned hot outside, and the coolest rooms in the basement, the difference may be as large as 15 to 20 degrees. For several centuries before air conditioners...

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