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No place for silos and blinkers

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, in collaboration with the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, is undertaking a pilot project to paint asphalt on roads, pavements and parking lots in light-grey, in a bid to reduce heat from the surface. While we await data to arrive from the project site to endorse the efficacy, or otherwise, […]

Added: Jul 11, 2018 | By B Surendar

‘Interventions should focus on minimising the UHI effect’

Matthias Roth, Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on his work as a principal investigator in the Urban Climate Lab, the international move towards climate-sensitive design, and on how recognition of the importance of Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in the GCC region can serve as a catalyst in the efforts to improve outdoor thermal comfort and, as a result, reduce the use of energy and emission of greenhouse gases. Excerpts…

Added: Nov 25, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

Out of sight, out of mind

Is lack of awareness in proper disposal of HVAC equipment affecting the environment?

Added: Mar 19, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

One for all, all for one

The onus is on the private sector to align itself to regional governments in their efforts to mitigate climate change, and to embrace solar energy as a giant leap towards a better and safer tomorrow, writes Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi

Added: Oct 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

Decoding COP 21

Widely lauded as a historic accord on climate change, the Paris Agreement aims to mitigate global warming, by bringing about a reduction in GHG emissions, among other goals. But what would the adoption of the agreement mean for the industry and the region? How would it shape government regulations and business decisions? We bring you responses and reactions from regional and international industry leaders and members of organisations.

Added: Apr 17, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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Phenolic ductwork joins the mainstream

Saying that pre-insulated phenolic ductwork is a sustainable and cost-effective option compared to traditional galvanised sheet steel ductwork, Sarmad Fakhri makes a case for the former, in light of the first SMACNA’s Phenolic Duct Construction Standard.

Added: Apr 16, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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Why now is the time for Dubai

In part I of this series, Christopher LaBorde reviewed how the global HVAC industry was poised for real change, and in part II, he addressed the reasons why the UAE was the right location for transformational HVAC leadership. In this third and final installment in the series, he asserts that Dubai has a big role to play in bringing about this change.

Added: Nov 23, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

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