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  1. Massive air-conditioning units may save a cool $1.2b

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong could save $1.2 billion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 950,000 tonnes if it adopted massive water-cooled air-conditioning systems that could lower temperatures ... immediately without putting an extra burden on the water supply. There are also 18 areas where it could be introduced between 2005 and 2008, when water works are upgraded. But four areas - Sha Tin, Fo ...

  2. Harbour activists offer conditions to break deadlock

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the international image of Hong Kong. The activist hoped that the five demands would serve as a basis to resolve the dispute. They are: an immediate suspension of reclamation work; a review of all such works and projects; public consultation with full disclosure of information about the projects; the formation of a Harbour Authority to oversee these projects; and restructuring of the Town ...

  3. Fine-tune for healthy, safe living conditions

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Environmental protection is a universal concern, and it is environmental engineers who ensure the urban and industrial worlds we occupy are clean, healthy and safe to live and work in. They are the experts who plan, design, construct and operate projects to promote a better environment. Environmental engineers are found in a wide spectrum of work areas. These range from construction ...

  4. Nine in critical condition after arson attack

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Nine men were in a critical condition in hospital last night after being badly burned in an arson attack on a factory in Cheung Sha Wan. The police have launched a manhunt ... door-to-door inquiries among people working in other units in the factory building. Initial investigations revealed that the 11 victims, aged 46 to 71, were having dinner and playing mahjong inside ...

  5. DAB sets conditions for supporting Tung

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Tsang yelled: 'Continue to work hard! Let's fight again in 04!' setting off a wave of cheers and chanting of support at the hall in Heung To Middle School. Mr Tsang, who founded ...

  6. Birthday man falls to death fixing air-con unit

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An owner of an air-conditioning repair company fell to his death on his birthday yesterday as he tried to fix his workshop's faulty air-conditioner. The accident happened soon after ... girlfriend and younger brother. When they arrived, they discovered that the air-conditioner was not working. Lee clambered on to the outdoor section of the unit, installed on a metal frame, to fix ...


    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of incentives for private owners to manage their land, which is zoned for purposes such as agriculture and conservation. Upgrade for structures with poor conditions The government will redevelop dilapidated buildings with unsatisfactory and substandard living conditions. The study also said the administration would preserve buildings with heritage value and replan and restructure priority ...


    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... energy and run up large electricity bills. Work out the size of air-conditioner needed by first measuring the area to be cooled. Sophia Lai, category manager at Fortress (customer service tel: ... can reduce electricity consumption by about 15 per cent. The company also points out that air-conditioners work more efficiently and last longer if sheltered from direct sunlight. So which ...

  9. Cruz works his magic on reformed Hidden Dragon

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... and Golconda all capable of leading this field on any given day. But on the positive note, he has hit form and looks in peak condition. Should Shane Dye decide to surrender the lead and ride him from ... the claim of Jackie Tong Chi-kit aboard Charming City, who has had a good preparation leading up to this outing and was a respectable seventh in the Ladies Purse. He should be near peak condition ...

  10. Building work in Xinhui suspended following collapse

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... found six more bodies buried in the rubble. The local government suspended all construction work in the city after the accident, which caught the attention of Guangdong party secretary Zhang ... survivors and recovered the bodies of 10 workers. The search for victims was called off yesterday after the final six bodies were found. The survivors were in stable condition in hospital, ...




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