What is the Aircon Policy?
The Aircon policy encourages reduction in the use of air-conditioning which helps to reduce energy consumption, one of the main culprits of global warming. The revised Aircon policy builds upon this agenda through the inclusion of the “Aircon Policy Challenge”, where top 3 classes with the lowest number of non-aircon hours will stand to win attractive prizes every month. This incentivises students to reduce the use of air-conditioning during school hour.
Why is it necessary to have such a policy in school?
The air-conditioning is a large contributor in the electricity usage in the school, as it uses far more electricity than its close substitute, the fan. According to a New York Times report, a 2.5-ton central air conditioner uses about 3,500 watts, a window A/C unit typically uses between 500 to 1,500 watts, while a ceiling fan uses only 15 to 95 watts. The fan uses 5 to 100 times less energy than the air-conditioner. Therefore, it is crucial to reduce aircon usage in order to reduce greenhouse gas emission, thus slowing down global warming.
Aircon Policy Challenge
The Aircon Policy Challenge is an inter-class competition where the three J1 classes clocking the top 3 in terms of non-aircon hours will win attractive prizes.
Currently, the Aircon policy will be on trial in the month of September, and only non-aircon hours from 2-4 and 16-20 September 2019 will be counted.
The prizes for the trial Aircon Policy challenge are as follows:
The log sheet is how we keep track of the number of non air-con hours each class has. Green Reps are required to submit the log sheet weekly in order for us to tabulate the results of the Aircon Policy Challenge.
You may view the logsheet by clicking on this button.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Aircon Policy
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