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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 ...

  2. Simple tips to keep cool

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... If a new air conditioning unit is top priority to make your life bearable this summer, it is important to choose wisely. The most important factor is to match the size of your room to the size of the appliance. An air conditioner that is too small will not be able to cool a room, while one that is too big costs more to operate and cools the area so quickly it won't have ...

  3. Air-con rooms in flats 'not saleable area'

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of the air-conditioning plant room, an increasingly popular facility designed for luxury residential developments. The warning came as the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors issued its latest clarification of the definition of a flat's saleable area. Under the current regulations, no land premium is required for building an air-conditioning plant room, which used to be designed for detached houses ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Degrees of comfort

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that 25.5 figure comes from. Authorities have attributed it to 'overseas research'; I assume this means work done by the American Association of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning ... temperature in winter would, in most cases, mean heating a building to a point where the majority of people would feel uncomfortable. Ambient conditions naturally determined indoor temperatures, so ...

  6. Firm keeps cool as market goes cold in the heat

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The refrigeration business is a fickle one. Growth Enterprise Market-listed Greencool Technology Holdings, which distributes refrigerants, has seen its first-half net profit nosedive by 93 per cent despite sweltering temperatures. Sars is to blame, the company claims: people baulked at the thought of central air-conditioning, which is bad news for its bottom line. Perhaps ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Have Your Say

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... effect. Our teacher, Mr Tam, told us about the greenhouse effect and said the global temperature was increasing. Because of this our school is planning a No Air-conditioning Day. It will be hard not to have the air-conditioning on during the summer but using the air conditioner contributes towards the planet's increasing temperature. I don't mind not using the air-conditioning ...

  10. New rules proposed to curb wall effect

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... requirement on gaps between buildings, which is usually determined on a case by case basis using air ventilation studies and considering the size of the development. There is also no standard ... be incorporated into new developments without increasing the density of the project. Based on air ventilation studies and overseas examples, a government consultant had advised that leaving 30 per cent ...




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