Earth Day – What It’s All About and How To Contribute

Earth Day is just around the corner (April 22) and it isn’t a new event by any means; the annual recognition started way back in 1970 and is now celebrated in more than 193 countries! For some, it’s a time to show political and business leaders how much we care about the environment, but you don’t have to lobby leaders to make a difference!  Simply honor the day by making small tweaks that are kind to the planet – such as going green at home!  After all, we’ve only got one Earth.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day! And what better way to celebrate than by going eco-friendly this year? 

6 Smart Ways To Keep Cool In The Summer

Today marks the arrival of the Great Heat, as it’s known on the Chinese calendar. This period, which marks the hottest time of the year, usually falls between July 22 and 24. In Hong Kong, we’re certainly feeling the mercury rising!

As we brace our air conditioners to go into overdrive, we thought it useful to share some unique ways to keep cool in hot weather. A little ingenuity can go a long ways! Read on to learn more:

3 Easy Ways To Lower Your Energy Bill

Wasteful AC use is caused largely by, well, wasteful AC habits. But these habits are not entirely a fault of the user. Current AC units are limited in the comfort they provide and often times a user does not understand their AC well enough to engage modes that provide indoor comfort more effectively.

In an upcoming post, we’ll explore the reasons why ACs are insufficient at maintaining thermal comfort in greater detail. But for starters, here are a few you may be able to identify with:

Introducing: The AC Series

Imagine it’s mid July in Hong Kong and you’ve just gotten home after a commute that involves a ten minute walk (uphill) from the packed train you just disembarked. You were reasonably cool in the confines of your office but now that you’ve stepped outdoors and walked a bit, you’re uncomfortably drenched in sweat.

Thankfully the discomfort is easily remedied by pressing the “Power” button on the remote control of one of your most beloved appliances: the air conditioner. In minutes, you feel waves of chilled air sweep over the room. You stop sweating, feel less irritable, and internally thank whoever created the wondrous cold air machine.