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  1. The answer is in the ventilation

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Carl Sutherland

    ... of the problem, and can be a font of irritants and allergens. Inadequate ventilation can result in a build-up of pollutants, in which case the indoor environment can end up with air quality that is worse than the air outside. Interior design factors, such as the configuration of individual offices, office furniture and cubicles, may also interfere with the efficient functioning of ventilation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674689/answer-ventilation
  2. Taxi surcharge eyed for battery air conditioning

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A taxi group has suggested a HK$10 surcharge per trip to finance the cost of installing new air-conditioning systems in cabs if the trade is not exempt from a proposed ban ... the idling-engine ban. Association spokesman Wong Wing-chung said the charge was necessary as drivers would need to retrofit their vehicles with air-conditioning systems that run on battery power, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668944/taxi-surcharge-eyed-battery-air-conditioning
  3. Air conditioner thrown from flat

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A man admitted throwing an air conditioner from his rented room in Hung Hom and setting the curtains alight because he was under the influence of drugs. In the District Court yesterday, Hui Man-pow, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of throwing an object from a building and a count of arson. Sentencing was adjourned to March 11. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671155/air-conditioner-thrown-flat
  4. City warming up to air-con efficiency goal of 25.5 degrees

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... cent of air-conditioned places open to the public or managed by the government were following temperature guidelines to ensure optimum efficiency and comfort. The survey found that 13 of the 43 ... of the West Wing of the Central Government Offices (28.2 degrees), Shek Tong Tsui library (27.5) and the Science Museum (27). An air-conditioning unit at the Shek Tong Tsui Library broke down in May ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688029/city-warming-air-con-efficiency-goal-255-degrees
  5. 'Air is the same as you breathe in station'

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Can an MTR ventilation shaft introduce filthy air into the environment? The Transport and Housing Bureau does not think so, and one green group agrees. 'Ventilation shafts act like ... are discharged. 'Furthermore, the rail tracks and tunnels are washed regularly in order to maintain the cleanliness of the railway. The air coming out of ventilation shafts should not be harmful. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671663/air-same-you-breathe-station
  6. Technology shields Beijing office complex

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... will be shielded by an environmental envelope made of steel, glass and air-filled ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) cushions. ETFE is a self-cleaning plastic material and was used in the building of the Beijing National Aquatics Centre. Mr Shu said the envelope provided natural ventilation for the buildings within a weather-protection layer. This enabled control of the microclimate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689491/technology-shields-beijing-office-complex
  7. Eco-friendly homes cheaper in the long run

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... such as refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners, with high energy efficiency ratings. In other areas, costs are more of a factor. Installing a central air conditioner can cool an entire house. 'In the old days, people had an air conditioner in each room,' Leung added. 'Putting in a central unit costs one-third more than a split-type air conditioner but it can reduce your electric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691901/eco-friendly-homes-cheaper-long-run
  8. Not cool

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... on to a bus and instantly feel pneumonia close at hand. The source of the threat is the bus' air conditioning, which, despite the outside temperature being 18 or 19 degrees Celsius, is set ... Not that the buses are the only offenders. A trip to a dim sum restaurant in the IFC Mall on Sunday was spoiled by air conditioning so powerful I had to wear a ski jacket throughout lunch. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701180/not-cool
  9. Cooking by the book

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh When fung shui principles relating to the kitchen were conceived, they obviously could not take into account modern innovations. The traditional stove had to be kept clean and operational at all times, as it was believed to be where one' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680532/cooking-book
  10. The science of appliance

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh There is a school of thinking in fung shui that states the electricity that enters your kitchen appliances should be oriented from one of the directions that suits you. For instance, if east is a beneficial direction for you, the cords for yo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679697/science-appliance

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