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Empower wins two golds at IDEA 2022

Earns the twin honours in the categories, ‘Number of Buildings Committed’ and 'Total Building Area Committed' to District Cooling

Added: Jun 15, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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THE GREAT DEBATE

Upcoming, uniquely styled discussion will compare the merits of chilled water and VRF systems, in the contexts of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and total cost of ownership (TCO) and of ensuring building occupant health and safety

Added: May 20, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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THE GREAT DEBATE

Upcoming courtroom-styled discussion debating CHW and VRF systems, in the contexts of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and cost, and ensuring building occupant health and safety, captures the imagination of the industry

Added: Apr 27, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

A need to overcome professional bias

Saying that the CHW-VRF debate risks confusing stakeholders into making less than optimal decisions, Francois Boueri, Vice President - AHRI MENA, chooses to walk the middle ground in an attempt to put things in perspective

Added: Dec 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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The Nordic revolution

The Scandinavian HVACR industry is widely seen as a front-runner in sustainable development, with a strategic focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and better Indoor Environmental Quality

Added: Nov 14, 2021 | By Charmaine Fernz

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Tabreed announces Q3 2021 financial results

Reports increased profitability resulting from what it describes as sound business planning; says it is more agile than ever, paving the way for further expansion

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Belimo launches EV4

Introduces integrated thermal energy management solution

Added: Oct 20, 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

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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…

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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 CCME Content Team

‘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

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