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Japanese “Cool Biz” Program Paying Off

| Wednesday March 15th, 2006 | 1 Comment

acdiag.jpgWe’ve reported earlier about Japan’s zany “warm biz” program that encourages businesses to lower the thermostat in winter and get people to wear warmer clothes. There’s also a slightly more comfortable program called “Cool Biz” which turns down the air conditioning a little bit in the summer while allowing employees to remove cumbersome jackets and ties – moving towards casual business is a rare move in Japan. Well, it turns out the program has saved as much as 460,000 tons of CO2 last summer alone. Article here. No word on the fate of overheated officeworkers.


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  • http://enviralment.blogspot.com/ Josh

    Surely this would result in an increase in workplace sexual harrasment, with all those scantily clad office workers parading about…