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‘To maintain public confidence, third-party testing is absolutely necessary’

Hamid Syed, Vice President and General Manager of UL Middle East, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the new testing facility that the company opened in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as the different measures the company is undertaking to not only increase its presence in the Gulf market but also further its relationship with policymakers in the region.

Added: Jan 25, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

State of the industry: Building performance

The leadership in the GCC region has been introducing a raft of vision statements and measures to encourage, urge and support the multiple stakeholders to raise the bar on building performance. Such path-breaking initiatives and thought processes as region-specific Green Building regulations, building-retrofit programmes, nearly zero-energy buildings, smart cities and IoT point to the right direction in terms of intent. Broadly, we are witness to market transformation and positive disruptive approaches, which have the potential to cut project timelines, and improve energy efficiency, indoor environment, reliability and resource conservation. But are building owners, architects, consultants, sub-consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and FM firms prepared to align themselves with these changes, broadly speaking? Are they showing a willingness to rise to the occasion? Or, are there factors – some self-induced and some beyond their control – that are proving to be challenges in the pathway to optimising their performance towards delivering better buildings? Climate Control Middle East brings you a two-part state-of-the-industry report, with the focus on the MEP consultancy and MEP contracting sectors. At the same time, the narrative includes aspects related to building owners and the role of policymakers and planners in influencing best practices. Here, we bring you the first part of the report, where the focus is on the MEP consultancy sector…

Added: Sep 22, 2016 | By B Surendar

‘It would be a major air to the market to have a more transparent industry’

The spotlight is once again trained on District Cooling, thanks to various government initiatives promoting it, bringing to fore challenges utility providers and end-users have to combat. Omnia Halawani analyses them and offers solutions, while making a plea for a streamlined sector.

Added: Jul 14, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

‘I think we’re on the cusp of a golden age – a new renaissance’

ASHRAE President-Elect*, Timothy Wentz, in conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, reveals his plans for the Society, and shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, including the Internet of Things, the Paris Agreement, the future of refrigerants and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release.

Added: May 24, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

What’s holding VRFs back in the Northern Emirates?

Lack of chilled water networks in places like Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah should make VRFs an ideal fit, so why are they unable to make inroads as an alternative for one-to-one systems?

Added: Mar 27, 2016 | By B Surendar

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The good, the bad and the ugly of cold stores

The quality and efficiency of a cold store depends on the quality of the components that go into making it, reveal market leaders, who highlight best practices as well as the issues plaguing the sector.

Added: Jan 15, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

Why make all the noise about acoustics

Global studies related to schools have proved how excessive noise and poor room acoustics are impediments to effective learning, says Paul Schwarz

Added: Apr 13, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

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DSI Wins Khalifa City project

The contract brings the total value of projects awarded to Dh1 billion for the first quarter.

Added: Apr 15, 2010 | By CCME Content Team