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  1. Turning down the thermostat on HK's crazy air conditioning

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to alleviate the heat-island and canyon effects and to reduce the air-conditioning craziness which so offended our visiting engineer. As a result, Hong Kong could become a far more pleasant place ... is crazy, just crazy,' he hollered, raising his voice to be heard above the roar of air-conditioning plants from the nearby buildings. 'It makes no sense at all.' What confounded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714779/turning-down-thermostat-hks-crazy-air-conditioning
  2. Break the mould

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a more even temperature throughout. 'Also, the use of centralised air-conditioning systems may better regulate relative humidity levels,' he says. Fraser's tips for dealing with mould include using an air conditioner- ensuring the filters are cleaned regularly- and keeping windows closed. He says that if you don't close your windows in humid conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711559/break-mould
  3. Hot weather no risk to drivers, doctors say

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... about the period when the engine is off,' he said. 'There was a time when buses had no air-conditioning. Did anyone get heat stroke?' Mike Kilburn, an environmental programme ... executive of Electric Transport Systems, said his company could offer technology that would make all exemptions unnecessary. The company has devices that allow a vehicle's air-conditioning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716514/hot-weather-no-risk-drivers-doctors-say
  4. Engine-off rule will take toll on men and cars, drivers say

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... to break down more often, while drivers will be put under stress by worrying about when they have to switch off and by sitting in hot cabs with no air conditioning, they say. 'I will feel ... watch all the time. Have three minutes passed?' He said turning the engine off also turned off the air conditioning. 'During the hot summer my health will be at risk when I stay inside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711510/engine-rule-will-take-toll-men-and-cars-drivers-say
  5. Ventilation shafts near stops may be cut: MTR

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... keep looking but we don't know if we can find other new stations with similar conditions.' Ventilation shafts, which are built above-ground to keep air flowing for rail tunnels ... Leung Man-fat said it was possible to consolidate the two ventilation blocks into one at the new University station- as its work site has a temporary tunnel that can be transformed into an air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708268/ventilation-shafts-near-stops-may-be-cut-mtr
  6. Green group asks city to give aircon the flick

    Posted Aug 30th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... conditioning for a night. Green Sense has enlisted the support of eight tertiary educational institutions and 10 corporations in their campaign to encourage students and staff to turn off their air ... people to set air-conditioning thermostats at 25.5 degrees Celsius, but not all companies were following the recommendation. 'It is rather ridiculous in Hong Kong that we need to carry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723411/green-group-asks-city-give-aircon-flick
  7. A heat island hooked on air cons

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... without the cooling systems. The dependence continues at night as temperatures soar in our high-rise, heat island homes. So much so that air conditioning accounts for 60 per cent ... Christopher DeWolf It was just one night, but still most people in the city could not go without air conditioning. On Wednesday, about 50,000 households switched off their air-con units ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726418/heat-island-hooked-air-cons
  8. Half of residents hit by air-con exhaust

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Sense are York Place in Wan Chai, and Island Crest in Sai Ying Pun. Both private buildings have good ventilation for exhaust from air conditioners. The green group urged the Buildings Department ... the heat island effect. Tam also asked residents not to switch on air conditioners when the temperature was below 28 degrees Celsius and to use electric fans instead of air conditioners, which use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725923/half-residents-hit-air-con-exhaust
  9. Fan supplier is a breath of fresh air

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... like sunflowers and a desk fan from Italy that is in a basket design,' she says. While it is common knowledge that fans use much less electricity- McBride says one hour of air conditioning ... on trying it out thoroughly to make sure it runs fine and gives enough air,' she says. As there are not so many ceiling fan manufacturers, the shop tends to stock a limited number of brands, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713393/fan-supplier-breath-fresh-air
  10. Fans are cool and healthy

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mould spores settling. 'It is far healthier for children with asthma and allergies to sleep with a ceiling fan on rather than the air conditioning,' McBride adds. The only dedicated ... of air conditioners. 'Indeed, new research shows the incredible new health advantages of having fans and not using air conditioners,' says Jennifer McBride, director of Life's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726624/fans-are-cool-and-healthy

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