‘Warm-Biz’ accepted in Sapporo
April 11, 2007
The ‘Warm-Biz’ program is a national campaign of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to encourage people to wear more clothing to work to compensate for temperature settings being reduced by two degrees.
In a pilot test of the program in Sapporo, 96.7 percent of the respondents supported the program overall. In responding specifically to the actual temperature decrease, respondents were broken down as follows:
- 93.1 percent felt that the temperature was appropriate to moderately cool;
- 5.7 percent felt that the temperature was too warm; and
- 0.6 percent felt that the temperature was too cool.
Energy efficiency programs offer one of the best ways to reduce global warming pollutants. A large share of fossil fuel use is dedicated to providing the electricity that powers almost all aspect of our daily lives. For information on energy efficiency measures at the local level, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.
Sapporo is one of 21 local governments in Japan that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Japan, please visit www.iclei.org/japan.
Source: “Survey Shows Lower Room Temperature Accepted by Winter Shoppers”, Japan for Sustainability, 31 March 2007.
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