Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer: Are We Going To Win This Battle Or Not?

The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) was established in 1978 to promote “the efficient use of energy, protection of the global warming and sustainable development.”

I love their poster with sumo wrestlers urging people to keep the A/C at 28 C this summer. Are we going to win this battle or not?

省エネ夏場所 (Shou Ene Natsu Basho)
= Save Energy Summer Fight

Watch more Sumo Natsu Basho on Youtube! Want to save electricity? I recommend Mr. Electricity's guide to saving energy in your home.


Pandabonium said...

I refuse to keep my A/C at 28C!

In fact, I refuse to turn it on at all. ;^) We have one, but haven't used it since moving in 4 years ago.

Martin J Frid said...

Today you guys had 27 degrees while we had 33.7 here. So, you don't get bragging rights for today!

Pandabonium said...

I didn't use air conditioning when I lived in southern California either, and the temperatures used to exceed 37C every summer.

Humans have thrived without A/C until the last few decades. It simply isn't a necessity. If some buildings have been designed in such a way that requires A/C to be habitable, that is a failure of architecture and engineering that needs to be addressed. And lets green up those cities while we're at it.

Our high here today: 31C. ;)

Martin J Frid said...

That's great. Architects have a lot to answer for. Also, I wish we had more trees for shade.