Monday, May 30, 2005

Too cold for you dear?

Simon World wrote
A study by a Hong Kong university has revealed what any person living here could tell you: Hong Kong's office buildings are the coldest in the world (Yahoo):

Most Hong Kong offices keep their temperature at between 21 (70 Fahrenheit) to 22 degrees Celsius (72 Fahrenheit) _ with the coldest office measuring 17.6 degrees (64 Fahrenheit) _ well below the recommended 25 degrees (77 Fahrenheit)...

... But if not for these Arctic conditions, how would the city's tai tais be able to parade their winter fashions?

Heartless Hong Kong administrators! We have it good here in Singapore -- 24°C* (75F)! Beat that, 1°C (~2F)! But seriously, I did a search on recommended temperature settings and found an energy conservation checklist on Energy Market Authority (EMA) website.

Temperature and humidity settings

For human comfort the recommended temperature setting is between 22.5°C (72.5F) and 25.5°C (77.9F) while the relative humidity should not exceed 70%.

And the fashion phenomenon in Singapore is to parade one's windbreaker.

*From what I can recall, can't find it on any official gov.sg sites. Point me to a link!

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  • A Hongkonger told me, half-in-jest, that the reason why they turn their aircon up is so that people can wear nice and expensive winter-clothes indoors (which otherwise won't get to be used)... :)

    By Blogger Ivan Chew, at 6/01/2005 1:07 AM  

  • My Hong Kong friends tell me the same thing, so I think they are really not joking here! Ha!

    By Blogger YC, at 6/01/2005 9:35 AM  

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