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Benchmarking required for energy efficiency

Considerable amounts of energy loss in existing buildings, says Head of Sustainability, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Added: Jan 20, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt

Retrofits: Broadening the scope of thought

With an earnest attempt on the part of the UAE government to decrease the rate of energy consumption in the country, stakeholders give their take on the factors that drive the retrofit market.

Added: Dec 4, 2018 | By Ranjana Konatt

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Gerab Energy Systems revamps website

Company provides solutions for electro-mechanical systems that are used energy sub-metering, monitoring and control

Added: Mar 28, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

New kid on the block

Natural refrigerants, such as ammonia dimethyl ether (R-723), help to protect the environment and improve sustainability, says eurammon…

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Master-planning for sustainability

The route to delivering sustainable cities begins with a holistic understanding of the relationship between buildings and the community in which they will be placed, says Sougata Nandi.

Added: Oct 18, 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

A ‘joint’ effort towards sustainability

Underscoring that sustainable design involves more than site orientation and energy-saving construction techniques, Stephen Traynor enumerates the advantages of grooved mechanical piping systems, and highlights how alternative joining methods could contribute towards higher building rating.

Added: Jul 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

The Kingdom enters a new era

With its recently launched Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is planning to introduce social, political and economic reforms, aimed at reducing its dependence on oil, diversifying its economy and establishing the country as a global investment powerhouse. In light of one of the Middle East's biggest markets announcing such sweeping and ambitious reforms, what could the future hold for the region's construction and HVACR industries?

Added: Jul 19, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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 B Surendar

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Saving lives and energy

A hospital in Italy faced increased burden of energy and expenses during the summer months. Installing adiabatic panels by Blue Energy resulted in increased cooling capacity and thermal comfort, while saving energy in air conditioning, claims the manufacturer. We bring you the case study.

Added: Feb 14, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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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