HK$4m saved in energy conservation contest

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 November, 2007, 12:00am

A two-month energy conservation contest saved HK$4 million in electricity bills and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 3,018 tonnes, Friends of the Earth said. The contest involved 400 housing estates, 80 schools and 500 families. One family slashed HK$877 off its electricity bill by setting air conditioners at a higher temperature. Another used 37 per cent less power by making two children study in the same room and turning off the air conditioner as they slept.