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ASHRAE invites early registration for its Winter Conference

Technical programme tracks include ‘Grid Resilience and Thermal Storage’, ‘Pathways to Zero Energy Emissions and Decarbonisation’, ‘Multifamily and Residential Buildings’, ‘Building Simulation and Virtual Design in Construction’, and ‘Innovative Responses to Supply Chain Challenges’

Added: Sep 9, 2022 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE, U.S. DoE sign renewed MoU agreement

The two organisations seek to advance decarbonisation of the building sector by increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint of buildings through their lifespan

Added: Jun 23, 2022 | By CCME Content Team


The great fight

Italy was among the hardest hit by the pandemic, with cases peaking to 200,000 a day. Adversity, however, pushed the country to invest in fighting the pandemic with a more holistic approach that focused on effective management of the built-environment and HVACR-related innovations, writes Nafeesa Mohammed

Added: Jun 19, 2022 | By CCME Content Team


Shifting focus, keeping the balance

Amidst vaccine roll-outs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus shifts from energy efficiency to the need for better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). What are the concerns and challenges in this respect? Ranjana Konatt, Online Writer, Climate Control Middle East, presents an overview…

Added: Dec 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


AHR Expo announces 2022 Education Program

Sessions will offer insight and access to HVACR leadership, opportunities, challenges, training and applications, International Exposition Company, the organizer of the show, says

Added: Nov 22, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

Why term as arbitrary?

Dan Mizesko keeps the VRF versus CHW systems debate alive, asks for evidence to bolster claims made by VRF manufacturers and an MEP contractor

Added: Oct 13, 2021 | By Dan Mizesko


A matter of perspective

It was a singular privilege to hear Qais Al Suwaidi, Director of Climate Change Department at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, speak at the 11th edition of the Climate Control Awards. His address, coming less than two months before the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, had a striking relevance, especially for an industry […]

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan


School of thought

Duncan Curd references a Mayo Clinic study proving the reduced capacity of influenza A to survive in classrooms benefitting from humidification

Added: Jul 11, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


On the surface of it

It is imperative that the chiller’s evaporator and condenser tube surfaces have the lowest resistance to heat transfer possible to prevent the scenario of chillers operating above their design efficiency.

Added: Jun 10, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


Why the Hx should we go with copper?

Frank Gao and Kerry Song of International Copper Association, Yoram Shabtay of Heat Transfer Technologies and Harry Schmitz of The Kellen Company explain the role copper heat exchangers could play in safeguarding the atmosphere.

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Purpose of MoU is collaboration on ultraviolet technology and indoor environmental quality source publications, Society says

Added: May 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

ASHRAE launches Vision 2030 webpage

Society says the digital platform provides guidance to support intelligent design, construction and operation for a resilient built-environment

Added: Apr 27, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

COVID-19 and Air Movement

Atam Hayat, Business Development Manager - MEA Region, Leminar Air Conditioning, discusses with Climate Control Middle East on how COVID-19 has triggered an appreciation for better quality air distribution products despite greater concerns related to cost, and on how better regulations are addressing problematic practices in the market related to installation and maintenance of ducts…

Added: Apr 13, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Who’s fixing the leak?

For several years now, the pages of Climate Control Middle East have resonated with calls for visiting the issue of minimum number of fresh air changes an hour. Those that wish to place health above every other consideration have strongly supported the move, but building managers have largely said it is not even a subject […]

Added: Apr 9, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

ASHRAE 2021 Annual Conference to be held virtually

To be held in Phoenix, in the US state of Arizona, the event will provide actionable and innovative content to support HVACR and building systems professionals, Society says

Added: Feb 17, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


AHR Expo announces 2019 Innovation Award winners

The Awards recognise some of the most technologically advanced HVACR products, systems and technologies, to be featured at the January 2019 AHR Expo, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Added: Dec 16, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE launches online standards review database

The improved database allows members and non-members access to public review drafts, for standards, guidelines and addenda, as well as to submit comments, ASHRAE official says

Added: Sep 12, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

‘BEQ is very sophisticated and detailed’

Dr Ahmed Ala'a Eldin Mohamed, Director and Regional Chair, Region At Large (RAL), Board of Directors, ASHRAE, in this broad-based interview with Surendar Balakrishnan, discusses his role and roadmap for RAL and ASHRAE’s new Building Energy Quotient (BEQ) programme. Excerpts…

Added: Sep 11, 2018 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


ASHRAE publishes updated Legionellosis standard

The 2018 edition of the standard focuses on improved usability, offering better guidance to minimise the risk of this potentially fatal disease, ASHRAE official says

Added: Aug 26, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE announces Student Design Competition winners

The competitions recognise outstanding student design projects and encourage students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems, organisation says

Added: Aug 5, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE to expand role in IEQ

President shares commitment to incorporate "wellness" into technical activities

Added: Jul 23, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE standards in Arabic

Translation of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 nearing completion, says UAE Falcon Chapter

Added: Oct 12, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy


ASHRAE to conduct LowDown Showdown building competition

Event, which will encourage participants to work as an integrated team to use their design and modelling skills to create a near-net-zero-energy building, will take place in end-September

Added: Aug 29, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


US-based CMS issues Legionella directive

Encourages facilities to utilise ASHRAE Standard 188, which establishes Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems

Added: Jul 17, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

ASHRAE gives individual attention to data centre cooling

ASHRAE President Tim Wentz, in an exclusive interview with B Surendar, Editor, Climate Control Middle East, speaks on why data centres have merited special attention from the Society.

Added: Apr 10, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


Sectoral perspectives on IEQ

Representatives from the healthcare, hospitality and education sectors explored in detail the link between indoor environmental quality and the health of building occupants at the 4th edition of the World IEQ Forum.

Added: Feb 6, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna


2L or not 2L

Since the lowest GWP products tend to be flammable, typically falling within the ASHRAE 2L category, the industry is faced with the dilemma of using the lowest GWP fluid and the attendant degree of flammability, or accepting a higher GWP refrigerant but with non-flammability. Stuart Corr discusses the finer points of the issue.

Added: Oct 5, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Thinking beyond the Eurovent Summit

Krakow in Poland becomes host city for the Eurovent Summit from September 27 to 30, 2016. Key decision-makers in the field of indoor climate, process cooling and food chain will gather in Krakow to think ‘Beyond HVACR’. Climate Control Middle East speaks to Alex Rasmussen, President; Felix Van Eyken, Secretary General and Morten Schmelzer, International Director, from the Eurovent association, to learn more about the event, the association and key issues of relevance to the sector…

Added: Aug 18, 2016 | By CCME Content Team


ISHRAE Thane Chapter to organise full day workshop on refrigerants

The workshop, the announcement revealed, will provide an understanding of the technicians’ HVACR responsibilities when designing, installing or maintaining various refrigeration or air conditioning systems that are charged with refrigerants.

Added: Jul 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

BACnet Standard ASHRAE 135-2016 released

According to the BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU), the Standard includes functionalities for the monitoring and control of heating, ventilation, climate, fire protection, energy management, lighting controls, among others.

Added: Jul 26, 2016 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE wraps up 2016 Annual Conference

The society says that nearly 100 sessions, with 400 speakers were held during the Conference Technical Programme.

Added: Jul 11, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Combating Legionella

Poorly maintained cooling towers could be a breeding ground for the legionella bacteria, posing a serious health hazard to those exposed to it. Glenn Dobbs discusses ways to prevent legionella growth, while achieving energy savings, through using cooling tower water filtration systems and basin agitation.

Added: Jun 30, 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

Putting IEQ to the test

With the goal of raising awareness on the importance of good IEQ, while getting the real picture on hotel conditions, Qatar Green Building Council’s Healthy Buildings Interest Group carried out an IEQ survey in Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha, last year. The members of the Group looked into, among other elements, maintenance, acoustics and Indoor Air Quality. We bring you the details and results of the survey.

Added: May 2, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘We would like to see a lot more of integrated building design’

David Underwood, ASHRAE President*, and B Surendar, Editorial Director & Associate Publisher, CPI Industry, met during ACREX 2016 in Mumbai, India, for a discussion on the HVACR industry. Their conversation covered a wide arc encompassing subjects like integrated building design, efficacy of District Cooling, tightening cold chain to reduce food wastage, sub-metering and nuclear energy. We bring you the excerpts.

Added: Apr 28, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


ASHRAE and AIA sign MoU

Will work together in areas like built-environment publications, education, technical activities and research

Added: Apr 10, 2016 | By CCME Content Team


‘Green Buildings may not interest everyone but healthy buildings will’

In a conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, Meshal Al Shamari, Director of Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), explains why he believes healthy buildings are the next generation Green Buildings. He also shares his views on the country’s sustainability efforts and what the Council is doing to support the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Added: Feb 14, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna


In search of the elusive refrigerant

Various industry experts share their views on the current state of the refrigerants sector and their approach towards identifying and using the right low-GWP refrigerants for high-ambient countries.

Added: Nov 16, 2015 | By Rajiv Pillai

Keeping IT cool

As data centres try to keep pace with rapidly changing usage patterns, so do their cooling techniques. Industry experts share insights and updates on best practices and technologies.

Added: Oct 13, 2015 | By Rajiv Pillai


Energy modelling – need for a revisit

Pointing out that energy modelling software simulation often yields results that do not necessarily reflect future or current operation and use of a building, Hassan Younes makes a cogent case for more accurate models that could not only give a realistic picture but also contribute to the calculation of a building’s lifecycle cost and energy conservation.

Added: Sep 6, 2015 | By CCME Content Team



Will work together in chapter collaboration, advocacy, technical activities and research

Added: Nov 4, 2013 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE announces awards

Recognises outstanding achievements at annual conference

Added: Jun 23, 2013 | By CCME Content Team


ASHRAE releases new guide

Provides design, construction, operation of underfloor air distribution systems

Added: Jun 22, 2013 | By CCME Content Team


Guideline 1.4P on the cards

Will establish uniform procedure for design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators

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Oryx to host LEED seminar

Discussion on Green Building Overview: LEED 2009 Update and ASHRAE 189.1-2011

Added: May 12, 2012 | By CCME Content Team


Recognition, Appreciation

Qatar Oryx Chapter recognises venue sponsor for hosting its seminars and training programmes, conducts one on ‘air syndrome in closed water systems’

Added: Mar 15, 2010 | By CCME Content Team

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