19 May '11, 11pm

If Vivian didn't waste so much $$$ on the YOG, air-cons would have been installed in all schools already. Sorry. #sgedu

Ms Ivy Teo said, 'Curtains, window tint. Yes, solar energy is good!. -- PHOTO: BCA THE heat in Singapore is a real bugbear to both teachers and students, making learning less conducive than it can be. To counter this hot issue, the Ministry of Education has asked industry specialists for 'innovative' and 'cost-effective' solutions that will not send schools' utility bills up. This was done through the government procurement website, GeBiz. The Straits Times Facebook members have views and ideas to share. The common consensus among the majority is that green methods should be used, either by using green technology or by planting more greenery to serve as shade. Ms Ivy Teo said, 'Curtains, window tint. Yes, solar energy is good! Use that to power aircons on hot days. Since it's hot, there should be plenty of sunshine. We underutilise our greatest resource in Singapore.' Adde...

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