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Air Conditioner

Letters to the Editor, December 12, 2012

Angie Ng ("No skirting around sexual violence issue", December 5) is being either naive or disingenuous...

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 2:49am 3 comments

Clever design strategies to cover up unsightly items

There's always one area of the home that looks a bit unsightly. Kitchen bins, for instance, will never be something you show off. Neither will a water heater. And while such things can often be tucked away in a cupboard, there are other essentials that seem almost impossible to hide.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:45am

Poor sweat it out in 'flesh steamers'

For most families the recent heat wave has been just an inconvenience, easily handled by ducking under an air conditioner. But for people like Deng Aixia and her two children, the high temperatures could have had deadly consequences.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Time to tear up the rulebook?

Ignorance of the law may be no excuse for those responsible for enforcing it, but the rules that determine whether a structure is illegal have become so complicated that even professionals find it difficult to tell whether alterations are acceptable.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

If you could have only three electrical appliances in your house, what would they be?

Daniel Monteiro, 14, South Island School

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The Tamar complex

The first civil servants began moving into the government?s new headquarters this week, with the Legislative Council and staff from 12 government bureaus set to follow by the end of the year. The site will eventually be the work place of more than 3,000 civil servants.

Site size: 4.2 hectares

Cost of project: HK$5.5 billion

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Civic responsibility wilts, air conditioners sprout

The air conditioner has been something of a poisoned chalice for the people of Hong Kong. It has enabled us to work through the summers in reasonable comfort, and perhaps contributed to overall productivity in Hong Kong, which sets this city apart from others which have taken a more relaxed approach to working during the heat of summer.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Green group asks city to give aircon the flick

Following the success of the World Wide Fund for Nature's Earth Hour campaign, another environmental group is going one step further by asking the city to turn off air conditioning for a night.

30 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Keeping cool should be priority

The use of air conditioners produces greenhouse gases. Environmental groups suggest people turn on their air conditioners only when it's 28 degrees Celsius or above. They have a good point. But students' health should also be taken into consideration.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

We must aim for buildings that are more environment-friendly

The globe is getting hotter and we are like the proverbial frog sitting in the boiling pot until it is too late.

30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am