Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Energy Friendly Buildings in Singapore

No one can say that I never do anything for the environment. One thing that office workers like me can do to contribute to the well-being of the environment is to work in an energy-friendly building where you pay for air-con but you don't actually get air-con, unless by air-con, you mean hot 35 degree air wafting vaguely around the room.

We asked some people to come in and look at the air-con system to resolve the no-air-con issue, and by their responses, you would think we literally dragged some random people off the street and asked them for a really wild guess. The responses varied from "Don't know" to "Why don't you use your own private air con" to "The air con is actually working". To get my point across, I asked them to bring in all their equipment for a really good look, then I stayed in the room to make sure no one left for a good 20 minutes. After that, no one tried to claim "the air con is actually working" anymore.

Sometimes I wonder how people who manage offices decide on their sub-contractors. And how sub-contractors find suitable people to carry out their jobs. It must be a challenge. If this continues, I'm going to have a glorious tan on half my face, and a permanent squint. Right now the afternoon sun is out in all of its glory, and I am almost sunblind looking at my screen. People walk into my office and cringe from the wall of heat.

13 Comments:

At 1:43 AM, Blogger The Mama said...

eww..i'm cringing just thinking of the intense tropical heat. It's not so much the high temperature as it is the high humidity.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger the VirginPornStar said...

Wanna trade? I'm freezing my arse off over here in Syd. I know it's not that cold by some people's standards but it's the Artic for me! Have taken to walking around with a doona wrapped around myself.

 
At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which unfortunate building is that? Chinatown point? eeee.... yur... the chinatown point lawyers....

 
At 12:39 AM, Anonymous kwonghou said...

such is central air conditioning. if not too warm then it's too cold. i heard it's almost impossible to get it right.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

It's Suntec. And you shouldn't make fun of Chinatown lawyers, they are pretty damn smart. Why do you think so few of them ever leave their own practices.

I've fixed the problem ... but managed to piss off the Carrier Man. Now it's freezing in here, and I'm still sunblind. Frozen and sunblind - I could be skiing in the Alps!

 
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