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Deploying a Connected CMMS is a no-brainer

O&M professionals often deal with the unknown due to limited visibility in their current tools, hence the need for the right approach in their software tools to get a larger picture and overcome their day-to-day challenges, says Prabhu Ramachandran.

Added: Jan 11, 2022 | By CCME Content Team


It’s about the people

While it is agreed that the HVACR industry attends to mission-critical needs of society, why is it lagging behind in attracting talent? And why is it falling short in typical HR-related KPIs? Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East has the story…

Added: Jul 10, 2021 | By CCME Content Team


Where does the industry stand when it comes to the adoption of smart technologies in facilities management (FM)? Given the reported tangible and intangible benefits of digital solutions, what are the main bottlenecks that building owners face when it comes to investing in smart FM, and how can the industry overcome them to improve energy efficiency and IEQ? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: Apr 13, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Not ‘smart’ enough!

While building management systems have been widely deployed, industry insiders suggest it’s a long road ahead for their full potential to be realised. Benwen Lopez of Climate Control Middle East has the story…

Added: Jun 11, 2018 | By Benwen Lopez


The full potential of ‘smart’ remains elusive

Industry insiders say that while there has been significant market penetration of smart building technology in the GCC region, the ride ahead is a bumpy one, owing to a plethora of complexities

Added: Jul 18, 2017 | By Benwen Lopez


The energy regulations are moving in the right direction

David W Budzinski, Vice President - Indirect Channels & Distribution, MEA at Johnson Controls, talks to B Surendar, Editor, Climate Control Middle East, on the company’s present and future vision, and its commitment to providing energy-efficient products and solutions for the GCC region.

Added: Mar 19, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


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


The VAV factor

Pointing out that smart control programs deployed via BMS deliver superior VAV performance and efficiency, Vijay Kumar adopts a hands-on approach to make a case for pressure-independent VAV.

Added: Sep 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

‘The HVAC industry has a great task ahead’

Underlining that innovative solutions will help save energy and the environment in the long run, Dr Mohanad Alshaikh says that energy efficiency in all forms is vital to achieve Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, in which all companies need to be stakeholders.

Added: Sep 19, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Controlling the controllables

Though BMS has been available in the market for many years, end-users continue to face obstacles that prevent them from fully reaping its benefits. One such obstacle, various stakeholders believe, is the industry-wide shortage of knowledgeable and skilled BMS operators. RMS has been proposed as a solution to overcome the problem, but is the region ready to deploy the technology?

Added: Aug 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

IoT is already knocking on our industry doors

Looking at IoT through the automation and controls lens, Vijay Kumar of Cylon makes a compelling case for adopting it in the MEP industry. He believes that we’ll miss the bus if we’re not quick to appreciate the power of IoT in the way the industry is poised to evolve.

Added: May 25, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

A winning approach

Can the hospitality industry achieve energy savings without compromising on guest experience? Saying that it’s doable, Denis Sorin and Aamir Riaz of Dur Hospitality share details of how their Saudi Arabia-based company has taken initiatives to meet the twin targets.

Added: Mar 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna