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HVACIT out of the park

Charmaine Fernz examines the extent of use of IT-enabled HVACR devices in the building construction industry

Added: Jan 24, 2022 | By Charmaine Fernz

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Capex-opex conundrum

This article is to demonstrate the direct higher operating costs linked to a customer making a decision based on the first cost of evaporative cooling equipment; The importance and fast payback that certified evaporative cooling equipment brings to the total system cost is very evident, say Rafael Van Eijcken, General Manager, BAC Middle East, and Emmanuel Timothy, Senior Project Engineer, BAC Middle East

Added: Dec 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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The power of digital in combating climate change

Relying on renewable energy and ensuring modernisation of existing grids, including through the roll-out of digital infrastructure and smart grids, will play a key role in curbing distribution and transmission losses, amounting to billions of dollars, says Ahmed Fateen

Added: Sep 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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New Dubai homeowners up for lifecycle analysis of AC units

Hitches & Glitches points out to residential communities such as The Springs, Greens, Meadows & Lakes, all over 15 years old, where air conditioning units are coming to the end of their lifespan

Added: Jul 26, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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‘Build back greener from the pandemic’

Janet Rogan, COP26 Regional Ambassador for MENA Region, calls for supporting the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative, which aims to double the energy efficiency of four key products – electric motors, room air conditioners, refrigerators and lighting by 2030. Excerpts from the interview she gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East.

Added: Jul 11, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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After the flood

WEG’s SSW900 soft-starters rescue national power system from natural disaster

Added: May 16, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Are we prepared for a shakedown?

Balancing energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ), as an action, is likely to pick up speed. While the debate rages on whether or not the minimum number of fresh air changes needs to be revised to improve IAQ, there is consensus on the need to firmly see it as just one among other measures, […]

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Why recirculate indoor air?

This is the question Samuele Peli, General Manager Sales EMEA of Seeley International likes to ask, adding that increasing the intake of fresh air will increase energy consumption, which in turn, will drive the demand for more efficient systems, like evaporative cooling. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Ranjana Konatt of Climate Control Middle East

Added: May 6, 2021 | By Ranjana Konatt

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Wilo Middle East acquires PumpsPro

Under the terms of the agreement, company says it will hold all the assets of the latter, and also its service workforce, brand and portfolio of customers

Added: Feb 17, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Retrofitting in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Ashok Jha, Head, FM & Retrofit Projects, Universal Voltas LLC, provides an overview of trends driving demand for retrofits in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Added: Jan 18, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

A complete 180

Dan Mizesko, Managing Partner/President, U.S. Chiller Services International, speaks candidly on how the changing political landscape and occupancy trends, triggered by COVID-19, will impact the built-environment across the United States. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

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Building for the “new normal”

The drying up of new projects from COVID-triggered economic uncertainty has spurred greater awareness and interest towards retrofit projects. Will the new wave of retrofits place greater emphasis on IAQ, or like before, will efforts solely be towards energy efficiency, with an eye on reducing operational costs? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘The UAE leadership has a view of the future – and it is not just tomorrow’

Tomas Anker Christensen speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on his appointment as Denmark’s first Climate Ambassador, opportunities for greater cooperation between the UAE and Denmark and the intangible benefits of cultivating local expertise and solutions. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 11, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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

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Complacency: The scourge of sustainability

Led by HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, a host of decision makers, budding entrepreneurs and private sector representatives convened in Amman for AMWAJ 2016, an international forum that sought to draw attention to the water crisis in the MENA region, which they said has worrying implications for a variety of sectors and industries, including energy and cooling.

Added: Feb 27, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna