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  1. Government puts heat on users of air conditioning

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... people took an oath yesterday to conserve energy and avoid using air conditioning, and about 174 schools switched from air conditioning to fans, despite 30-degree heat. Footprint, ... Agnes Lam Consumers and environment stand to gain from higher temperatures The government is writing to users of air conditioning to urge them to take a walk on the mild side. It wants ...

  2. Cold habits die hard

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be set at 25.5 degrees, which, according to EPD spokeswoman Eva Wong, is the ideal temperature suggested by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers. ... to all three questions because Hong Kong is notorious for being too reliant on air conditioning all year round. And it's giving the city a bad reputation. Popular travel guide Lonely Planet ...

  3. Drive to ban idling engines going nowhere

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... to implement here. First, it is inhumane to force professional drivers to sit in a car with no air conditioning in sweltering heat. Second, the ban will not work for private car owners, especially ... Albert Cheng Recently, an elderly minibus driver suffered heatstroke and fell unconscious after he switched off his engine, and hence the air conditioning, while waiting to pick up ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... size of 5,880 square metres. Frank Lee, Mid-Levels What do you think of air-con levels? Despite the high temperatures on the streets of the city during the summer, it is not surprising to see ... is not good for our health, and having the air conditioners in these malls at such low temperatures is damaging the environment. I appreciate we all get into the habit of turning our air conditioners ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Environmental group launches 'No Air Con' day

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 5.48pm: A Hong Kong environmental group on Tuesday launched the world's first 'No Air-Con' day- as kindergartens and schools switched off their air-conditioning systems in favour of ceiling fans, local media reported. About 160 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools stopped using air-conditioners for a day- despite the hot weather- which ...

  7. The naked truth about the costs of cooling

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Air-conditioning is hard to avoid in this climate, but there are other methods to keep the heat down in homes, writes Elizabeth Horscroft Academics and environmentalists say if it is too hot in the home take off your clothes because it is less damaging to the environment than air-conditioning. Li Yuguo, of the University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering, said ...

  8. We've waited too long for idling engines ban

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government has gone the extra mile in response to the industry's concerns by funding research into on-board systems that maintain air conditioning while engines are turned off. The Innovation ... conditioning. Now the Productivity Council has received HK$3 million to look into a different power system and a separate air-conditioning system. Let's hope the council finds something more ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to global warming. The emissions from buses with air conditioning increases roadside temperatures in Hong Kong, and this exacerbates what is known as the 'heat island' effect. ... found the temperature to be uncomfortable. Even with air conditioning, a bus can sometimes be stuffy. I find that very disappointing, especially when I have been queuing up in the blazing sun ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What can be done to reduce the heat-island effect? The heat-island effect will definitely contribute to global warming and will adversely affect people's health. As the air quality ... should keep the temperature of our air conditioners at 25.5 degrees Celsius, to conserve energy. The government needs to do more to educate people about the problems created by the heat island ...




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