- If water is to be dripped between walls, water carries the power to destruct the wall structure so NFI has seriously considered flow control of water through outer wall (which is made of mud and stone) and used “Z” connectors to bind two walls strong enough.
- Inside wall is built with concrete and stone. (Remember water breaths through this wall).
- Water may also leak inside the cold store which can ruin total harvest, so structure has included a canal in four sides of cold store. Now, water seepage may not run to the harvest areas.
- A small angle slope is made just above the foundation, below inner wall and cavity to drain the water towards inner canal and to protect the outer wall from the flood created by water at the base.
- The northern side wall (the front wall) has windows and ventilation, made from wood. If the water is dripped in wall above ventilation, it will apparently decay the wood used in ventilation and windows. Wisely, this cold store at Bharatpokhari, has considered the fact and water is dripped in only wall areas which do not have ventilation below.
Prakash Acharya is an entrepreneur from Nepal, passionately working to substitute fossil fuels with clean energy technologies. He co-founds Mukti Energy, a solar energy company providing a one-stop solution in the sector. He is also a big believer in change so he advocates and works for creating impact in society. His topics of interest spans from sustainability, zero energy, poverty reduction, sociology to smart city. He graduated from Institute of Engineering, Thapathali Campus on Industrial engineering. He is also a former assistant lecturer in IOE, Thapathali . Prakash is a fellow for Social Entrepreneurship Outreach Program 2014, Social Entrepreneurship Forum Sweden.