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Eurovent to participate in ISH 2019

The trade fair focusing on HVAC and water management in buildings will be held from March 11 to 15, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany

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‘With air as the cooling medium, there will be zero global warming potential’

Maria Yzabell “MY” Angel Palma, a 19-year-old incoming college freshman from the Philippines, speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on AirDisc, an invention born from a school project that offers air conditioning without the use of refrigerants, her plans to commercialise the patented design and her future in the HVACR sector. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Sep 30, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy


A united front

In Japan, energy insecurity paves the way for partnership and bespoke solutions. Championing a holistic approach to develop more resilient communities, public and private sectors present a united front in championing energy efficiency, both in supply and demand. How are air conditioning manufacturers participating in this dialogue while maintaining competitive advantage in the global market? Hannah Jo Uy has the story...

Added: May 17, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘Go big, or go home’

Into its 50th year, Midea seems keen on reflecting China’s ethos of thinking big. Hannah Jo Uy has this report, after touring three of the company’s factories, in Nansha, Shunde and Chongqing

Added: May 15, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy


‘Competition is high but the cash flow is slow’

Although research suggests that the HVACR accessories sector is poised for growth in the coming months, industry insiders concur that the sector is faced with a number of challenges. Benwen Lopez has the story...

Added: May 13, 2018 | By Benwen Lopez

Building the great brand of China

How are Chinese brands navigating increasingly stringent regulations and rising consumer demand in a gigantic local market, while battling historical prejudice from overseas in a business environment where reputation is a valuable currency? Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East has the story...

Added: Mar 17, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


‘And we have here…’

The HVACR section of The Big 5 Show of 2017 provided an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase new products and innovations, in addition to strengthening their relationship with existing clients and seeking out new ones. Climate Control Middle East, in its traditional coverage of the show, presents profiles of some of the exhibiting companies, with more to follow in the January 2018 issue.

Added: Dec 16, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘Delayed payment norms have been driving down projects’

Ajit Abraham, Territory Manager – Building Service Products at Leminar Air Conditioning, talks to Benwen Lopez of Climate Control Middle East about the peripherals of the HVAC insulation market. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Dec 10, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

Hospitably speaking

Dilip Sinha, General Manager, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Honeywell, talks with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on how integrated solutions can help the hospitality sector reduce energy consumption and enhance customer experience through smart control of cooling systems…

Added: Nov 30, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


Mastering the maze

European countries are widely regarded as being proactive in their efforts at coping with regulations set by the European Union (EU). Germany reportedly is no different, with the country setting its own targets in an earnest move to act in accordance with the region’s sustainability ethos. In light of this, how is Deutschland making headway […]

Added: Nov 28, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy


BELIMO to join Eurovent Middle East

Manufacturer of actuator and valve technology says the motivation for joining the association comes from a need to promote a coordinated approach towards standardisation, legislation and public initiatives

Added: Oct 15, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


The battle against moisture, mould

There’s a need to pay heed to shelf life of equipment; it is unfair to blame the manufacturer for selling ‘faulty equipment’

Added: Jun 18, 2017 | By Benwen Lopez


The low-down on low Delta-T syndrome

Highlighting that it is everyone’s responsibility from design to construction to commissioning and, finally, the O&M and service people to maintain the conceptual vision, Dan Mizesko delves into the problem of low Delta-T syndrome and discusses its causes and cure. In this issue, we carry Part I

Added: Mar 20, 2017 | By Dan Mizesko

Leveraging on the sensibility

Dubbed as an ‘open air’ museum, Italy features a unique landscape that offers rich historical buildings and modern pioneering developments. This rare marriage, many Italians say, has subsequently apparently shaped the HVAC industry, moulding it to provide creative and one-of-a-kind solutions, and has cultivated a more cohesive dynamic between HVAC businesses and architects and between designers and construction developers. In light of the challenging economic situation, HVAC companies are now leveraging the ‘Made in Italy’ brand and ethos to reinforce their position in the international market, including in the Middle East. A Climate Control Middle East exclusive report…

Added: Feb 26, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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

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‘Oil can go up at the same speed it came down’

Ashraf Abdalla, Vice President and General Manager (Middle East and Africa) of Johnson Controls, expresses optimism on business trends for 2017 for the GCC region, in this interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 31, 2017 | By B Surendar

A wishlist for 2017

One of the privileges of being a journalist is the access to a wide range of insights and recommendations on multiple issues the HVACR industry directly or indirectly influences or contributes to. Given the constraints of space, here’s a non-comprehensive wish-list, based on the received wisdom from enlightened voices in the industry… • That we […]

Added: Jan 14, 2017 | By B Surendar


‘We have to give priority to local production’

In this freewheeling interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East, Raphael Khlat and Azzam Messaykeh, the CEO and COO, respectively, of Faisal Jassim Group, discuss their philosophy on trading, their strategic response to market circumstances and how they would like to see the day when locally manufactured equipment would find their way to far-flung markets. Excerpts…

Added: Nov 30, 2016 | By B Surendar

VRF – time for a mindset change

Until recently, though weighing heavily in its favour, the jury was still out on VRF technology as a serious contender in the region. That road hump has now been crossed. What has changed the narrative in the short interim? We read the signposts that signal the crossover, and the road ahead.

Added: Sep 20, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

‘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

The topless towers of the HVAC kind

Which really has a better market – a water-cooled system or an air-cooled one? How much do regulations affect the industry, vis-à-vis the local manufacturers and end-users? Has the economic downturn influenced preferences of consultants in the cooling tower sector? Mohammed Abdul Hai investigates…

Added: Jul 4, 2016 | By Mohammed Abdul Hai

Should you trust the mark?

With standards on performance, energy efficiency and safety regulations growing more stringent, HVAC industry insiders are reporting an increase in market interest in third-party testing. There are, however, allegations that some manufacturers and suppliers are either faking or misrepresenting certifications. In light of such claims, we ask: How reliable are third-party certification marks? How can the issue of spurious certification be tackled? And what can be done to stop their misuse?

Added: Jun 20, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna


Turkey – stirred but not shaken

Turkey has recently been the epicentre of world news due to tectonic shifts in the region. This has in some ways impacted, yet strengthened the HVAC industry in the country for the coming years, say experts.

Added: May 30, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

Defining affordability – an exercise in semantics?

With market demand for affordable housing projects reportedly on the rise, there is a perceived need for reasonably priced cooling solutions. But what exactly makes an HVAC system affordable? Is equipment selection a simple matter of looking at the initial cost, or should other considerations, like OPEX and energy efficiency be factored in?

Added: May 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘Buildings and cities have a pivotal role in tackling climate change’

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), shares with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East details of his experience at COP 21, as a member of the UAE delegation, as well as his thoughts on the country’s efforts to reduce emissions and fight climate change.

Added: May 2, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘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


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

The Internet of HVAC

The Internet of Things is poised to be a USD 19-trillion global business by 2025, reveals Cisco. How much of that chunk belongs to the Middle East market? How involved – or connected – is the HVAC sector? Is it doing enough to adopt smart solutions? Rajiv Pillai attempts to find the answers to these questions and others.

Added: Mar 20, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

‘Variable speed is the future of air conditioning’

Ryouji Sanou, President of Daikin Middle East and Africa, sits down with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East to discuss his company’s performance in 2015 and the growing interest in VRF technology in the region. He also shares his insights on the climate action plan the UAE has submitted to the United Nations for COP21 and the continued search for alternative refrigerants for high-ambient countries.

Added: Mar 14, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

Is the Kingdom going through a rough patch?

With Saudi Arabia declaring a record USD 98 billion budget deficit for 2015 and preparing to lift subsidies from petrol, electricity, water, diesel and kerosene, it is now no secret that the Kingdom is facing severe headwinds due to the drop in oil prices. Against this backdrop, Rajiv Pillai explores the HVAC opportunities that exist in the ‘new normal’ and how the sector is bracing itself to weather the storm.

Added: | By Rajiv Pillai

‘Ventilation and HVAC, especially, are significant considerations’

Mohammed R Alyemeni, Senior Advisor at TVM | Capital Healthcare Partners for Saudi Arabia & the GCC countries, and former Deputy Health Minister of Saudi Arabia for Planning & Health Economics, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the projects the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom has lined up for the next few years and the challenges involved. Excerpts...

Added: Aug 12, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna