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What the Hx?

Representatives from the industry decode the heat exchangers market, including its estimated size in the region, technological advancements and challenges

Added: Jan 17, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt

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The building is a differentiator to attract talent

Dr Joseph G Allen, Assistant Professor, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, and Director, Healthy Buildings, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, speaks on how healthy buildings can benefit HR and other functions, in this free-ranging interview with Surendar Balakrishnan...

Added: Jun 26, 2018 | By B Surendar

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Sectoral perspectives on IEQ

Representatives from the healthcare, hospitality and education sectors explored in detail the link between indoor environmental quality and the health of building occupants at the 4th edition of the World IEQ Forum.

Added: Feb 6, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

The trends point to a positive era

Expressing optimism, Khuldoon Hameed of TransGulf Electromechanical discusses opportunities for growth for the HVAC industry in the GCC region

Added: Feb 1, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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Labelling the cold chain

UTC, the organiser of the 3rd Cold Chain Summit, calls for a cross-cutting team to launch a global initiative to label the cold chain and recognise the efforts taken by food suppliers to prevent or minimise food loss.

Added: Jan 26, 2017 | By B Surendar

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State of the industry: Building performance

The leadership in the GCC region has been introducing a raft of vision statements and measures to encourage, urge and support the multiple stakeholders to raise the bar on building performance. Such path-breaking initiatives and thought-processes as region-specific Green Building regulations, building-retrofit programmes, nearly zero-energy buildings, smart cities and IoT point to the right direction in terms of intent. Broadly, we are witness to market transformation and positive disruptive approaches, which have the potential to cut project timelines, and improve energy efficiency, indoor environment, reliability and resource conservation. But are building owners, architects, consultants, sub-consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and FM firms prepared to align themselves with these changes, broadly speaking? Are they showing a willingness to rise to the occasion? Or, are there factors – some self-induced and some beyond their control – that are proving to be challenges in the pathway to optimising their performance towards delivering better buildings? In September, Climate Control Middle East published the first part of the report, where the focus was on the MEP consultancy industry. In this, the concluding part, the spotlight is on the MEP contracting industry… 

Added: Oct 30, 2016 | By B Surendar

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

‘Sustainability as an operational strategy is a tremendous way to save money’

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chair of USGBC, and author of Green Think, in this in-depth conversation with B Surendar, explodes a few long-standing myths about sustainability, and explains the evolution of LEED certification as a dynamic tool to measure ongoing operating performance of buildings.

Added: Jul 21, 2016 | By B Surendar

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Open-plan offices… the bane of sustainable development

Msheireb Properties, in Qatar, which is nearing the completion stage, will arguably see the largest cluster of Green Buildings in the GCC region. An estimated 100 buildings that are either LEED Gold or LEED Platinum are expected to come on board, in a major boost to the greening efforts under way in the region. In […]

Added: Feb 17, 2016 | By B Surendar

A green perspective on the region

Climate Control Middle East in conversation with Marisa Long, PR & Communications Director of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), on the region’s efforts to green its built-environment and the significance of LEED certification. Excerpts from the interview...

Added: May 10, 2015 | By CCME Content Team