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‘NO, THANK YOU!’

Admitting that district cooling is not seen as a friendly solution amongst building owners, James Grinnell, Head of Water, Dubai Regulatory Supervisory Bureau, outlines remedial measures aimed at improving performance and increasing penetration. His views and more, recorded during the 5th edition of DC Dialogue

Added: Aug 4, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Clients with limited budgets tend to neglect benefits of VFDs

Martin Williamson, Head of Commissioning (Middle East), AESG, gives a consultant’s perspective on whether a critical mass has been reached with regard to the uptake of variable frequency drives (VFDs). Excerpts from the interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan…

Added: | By CCME Content Team

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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

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Oh no, not my chillers!

Equipment operators and plant owners are in denial or just plain unaware that most chillers are operating above their design efficiency, says Dan Mizesko

Added: May 6, 2021 | By Dan Mizesko

Climate change and the larger picture of finances

Mayor James Brainard of the city of Carmel, in the US state of Indiana, is into his seventh consecutive term in office, a unique position to bring about serious change in energy use among his electorate. A Republican, he is an advocate of the need to curb energy use and supports the Paris Agreement. Here, in an exclusive interview to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East magazine, he speaks of focusing on low hanging fruit in addressing climate change and, at the same time, of being mindful of the need to protect those invested in the fossil fuel industry. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 7, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

The bane of district cooling

How long should we have to live with the migraine that the Low ΔT Syndrome has come to represent, ask Philips Tharakan and Mohammed Faiz, adding that the answer may lie in deploying Intelligent ΔT Management Systems

Added: Jan 5, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Islington and Clapham

As we bid goodbye to 2020 and gingerly step into 2021, the feeling is not of relief, because the virus is still on the prowl. It must be added, though, that we have reached an inflexion point with the early promise being shown by some of the vaccines that have been deployed. Now, amidst the […]

Added: Jan 3, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Deciphering the dynamics of The Water Hub

As a response to the drought situation in the United States, The Water Hub, a technologically savvy solution, uses recycled wastewater for non-potable demands, such as heating and cooling. Joan Kowal, Senior Director, Energy & Utilities, Emory University, in the United States, in this interview with Ranjana Konatt of Climate Control Middle East, elaborates on how The Water Hub has managed to meet 100% of the water demand of Emory’s steam plant. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 20, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt

An iPod among vinyl albums

Saying that District Cooling simplifies the building dramatically, Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA), in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, urges a nuanced understanding of what the cooling approach can offer. Excerpts from the interview, about a month prior to the 8th IDEA International District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow from December 9 to 11, in Dubai.

Added: Dec 4, 2018 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

‘District Cooling needs to become the new normal’

Erik Solheim, Head of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), speaks exclusively to Climate Control Middle East on the progress of global support for the Kigali Amendment, the uptake of District Energy and its viability for the region, how policy paves the way for innovation and the growing recognition of clean air as a basic human right. Excerpts from the interview with Hannah Jo Uy...

Added: Apr 12, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

Down Under eyes top spot

Australia has been making news in the HVACR industry for all the right reasons, from new efficiency-rating tools to a stringent regulatory framework, especially to improve the retrofit sector – a model worth replicating in the Middle East region. Australia’s success lies in its desire to create an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient society.

Added: Jun 27, 2016 | By Mohammed Abdul Hai

‘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