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Heat Transfer


It's too warm to get hypothermia in Hong Kong, say expat friends hailing from nippier climates.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 12:00am

Coastal projects may heat up HK, green group says

Coastal reclamation could worsen the heat-island effect and make city centres further inland too hot, leading to higher energy consumption, an environmental group warned in a recent study.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Insulate against bills

Energy-conscious homeowners who want to minimise the cost of heating and cooling their homes use efficient windows. But the key is knowing what upgrades are the best value for money.

Interior designer Gary Lai renovated a Mid-Levels home in which he installed double-glazed windows in the living area to buffer noise from the street.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fans fail safety tests

Only one out of 12 electric fans recently tested for safety by two watchdogs passed all the assessments for insulation and heat resistance.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Have an ice day

1. Boost your qi

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hand heater 'a danger to elderly and children'

A new type of portable hand warmer filled with fuel could be too dangerous for the elderly and children to use, the Consumer Council warns.

To heat the device, one has to fill a metal container with lighter fluid and ignite it with a lighter. Although no fire can be seen, the hand warmer can be too hot for hands, the watchdog says.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Exemption demanded on idling engine rule

22 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Twilight fixtures a way to beat summer heat

Only a week ago, we made mention of the Jockey Club's creep into July and the increased likelihood of stormy, unpleasant weather to sour the punting taste. Not only that, heavy rains during meetings play a part in ruining tracks which are getting less of a rest between seasons as a result of extra meetings.

7 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Taxi drivers invite minister to hot seat

Taxi and minibus drivers said the next few weeks were the perfect time for the environment minister to test the temperature inside a vehicle with no air conditioning if he really meant to understand professional drivers' problems with a proposed law to ban idling engines.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Mercury to rise after chilliest day of winter

20 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

'In the summer, my flat is like a fireplace'

Yip Yuk-mui, who has lived in an older estate in Tai Kok Tsui for more than 20 years, lost more than her sea view when new high-rises went up in front.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Green roofs help to cool things down

The green roof movement is slowly taking root in Hong Kong. A green roof, as opposed to the collection of potted plants typically found on Hong Kong rooftops, refers to a continuous layer of soil and vegetation that covers the surface of a roof. Think of it as a lawn on the roof that you can play, relax, lie on and walk on.

9 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Teddies walk in space

Children in Britain sent four teddy bears into space on Monday. The bears were launched from Churchill College in Cambridge.

Youngsters from nearby schools helped the scientists by making space suits for the bears.

The suits had to be specially made to withstand the very cold temperature.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shopping malls fail to turn down chillers as cooler weather arrives

Temperatures in the city's shopping malls remained unreasonably low even as cooler weather was taking hold, a green group said yesterday.

The temperature in 50 mid- to large-scale malls averaged a chilly 22.6 degrees Celsius last month, 3 degrees lower than the government recommendation of 25.5 degrees, Green Sense said.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Breezy does it

Among all the must-have modern conveniences, few are as environmentally unfriendly as the ubiquitous air conditioner.

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am