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  1. 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, ...

  2. Schools turn off air cons to save energy

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... by green group Footprint, the annual No Air-Conditioning Day was aimed at raising public awareness of energy conservation. With the hot weather flag hoisted and temperatures hitting 33 degrees ... the Kowloon school made a beeline for the tuck shop as the bell rang to buy cold drinks and ice cream. The school reminded students not to forget their no air-conditioning pledge. 'We appealed ...

  3. Switch off your air conditioner and save the Earth

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I haven't turned on the air conditioner although it's summer. I want to fulfil my responsibility towards society and help my family save money. My brother can't stand hot weather. He always turns on the air conditioner in the afternoon and at night. Sometimes, I do my homework in his room while he is playing computer games. Then I can enjoy air-conditioning without ...

  4. New start in quest to cool cars when the engine is off

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Researchers behind a government-funded study into a power system for cars that provides temporary air conditioning when the engine is off have highlighted the difficulties ... about HK$2,000. the vehicle's motor had to be altered- and all to offer merely 20 minutes of air conditioning. Nevertheless, the Productivity Council received HK$3 million last May from ...

  5. Be cool and protect the environment

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You can see many students wearing sweaters when it is very warm. When they get to school or get home, they switch on the air-conditioners. This is a waste of electricity and also creates pollution. Schools could come up with some rules to remedy this situation. For example, the air-conditioners should always be set at 25 degrees Celsius, and students should remove their sweaters when ...

  6. HK folk must warm to reducing pollution

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unnecessarily to its own notorious malaise: air pollution. The colder we set the air-conditioning indoors, the more we can point the finger at ourselves for emissions by power stations that supply ... of air-conditioning. Even with a conservative guess at how much this pattern is repeated in private homes, the extravagant use of energy generated by coal-fired power stations is widespread and the potential ...

  7. Ventilation guidelines rejected as useless

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to provide better air ventilation in the neighbourhood,' he said. 'Also, improving air ventilation alone cannot make the whole environment more comfortable. There are many heat sources, ... Patsy Moy New advice for developers aimed at encouraging air flow and ventilation in built-up areas were issued by the government yesterday. But the voluntary guidelines were swiftly ...

  8. Study offers harbourfront vision that would provide green oasis

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be an intraurban microclimatic temperature that can be a few degrees higher than the ambient environment. This makes walking outdoors uncomfortable. Air-conditioned spaces provide relief, but given ... of prevailing winds coming from the east along the waterfront, to have good air ventilation for outdoor thermal comfort- even on hot days. Greenery is also important, with grass and tree canopies ...

  9. Civic responsibility wilts, air conditioners sprout

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... around Asia have taken a more proactive approach, for example by legislating for a minimum air-conditioned temperature. Nonetheless, the voluntary approach would still make a difference if people could be convinced to make relatively small adjustments in their lifestyles, such as making a little less use of air conditioning and greater use of energy-efficient water-based units, ...

  10. 'Air is the same as you breathe in station'

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

    ... Daniel Sin 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 ... 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. ...




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