Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Do you Cool Biz?

This is the post-Fukushima life in Japan. We are keeping the aircon at 28C, or 82F, to save energy.

In a "mind over matter" marketing move, it's called Cool Biz.

Here's the sign from our karaoke box:

Cool Biz also means that you don't have to wear a tie and jacket to the office. I saw it myself in Tokyo last weekend: All the businessmen were commuting in shirtsleeves and open collars! Craziness.

Of course, this is a good move for everybody. Americans tend to freeze indoors in the summer, but we'd all save a little bit of money and CO2 if we turned it up a notch....

But maybe not 28C. My office is at 27C and it feels really really hot....

1 comment:

  1. 28C is hot

    Casual Fridays may need to be very casual (insert inappropriate thought here)