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Paying heed to air velocities

… as also to sound levels is critical in selecting the right type of grilles and diffusers. What are the consequences of paying less attention to them, with price being the main area of focus?

Added: Aug 7, 2018 | By Ranjana Konatt

Controlling the wind

It is time we got serious about eliminating uncomfortable cold air in the built-environment, says Saher Hilal

Added: Mar 12, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

The sky is not an infinite sink

Let us renew our hearts and re-engineer our minds, says Dr Iyad Al-Attar, as he examines the underlying links among power generation, air pollution and air quality.

Added: | By CCME Content Team

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Carrier, Midea form JV

Partnership formed owing to the growing demand for ductless HVAC systems in the North American residential sector, says Carrier CEO

Added: Dec 4, 2017 | By Benwen Lopez

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CIBSE holds tall building design conference

Speaker provides international perspective and highlights importance of proper design, installation and commissioning of HVAC equipment in the GCC region

Added: Nov 7, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

The pros and corners of HVAC duct cleaning

Bringing his professional experience to bear upon the issues involved in duct cleaning, Leo Radford offers pointers to get the job done efficiently and hygienically.

Added: May 29, 2017 | By Leo Radford

CONDENSING THE SOLUTION TO A NUTSHELL

Highlighting that condensate from air conditioning systems is potential recoverable water, Farhan Juratli, in Part I of the two-part in-depth analysis on selection and maintenance of HVAC systems, dehumidification and condensate water recovery, focuses on design and selection of cooling coils.

Added: May 16, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

Keeping emissions, heat at bay

Michigan, US-based restaurant brings in the Great Outdoors with retractable windows and air curtains; says improvements to HVAC and addition of air curtains increases sales by 30%

Added: Mar 1, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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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

Striking a balance

While energy efficiency is gaining significant attention, and retrofitting is being incentivised, indoor air quality needs to be equally considered and carefully balanced in new buildings and retrofitting efforts, says Aisha Al Abdooli, Director, Air Quality Department at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in this interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…

Added: Oct 20, 2016 | By B Surendar

Foul play

Given that cooling towers play a critical role in process cooling in HVAC applications, it helps to be aware of the pitfalls one could encounter. We collate the most important ones for easy reference…

Added: Jul 28, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

A revalving door

Energy efficiency and comfort can be achieved by using the right kind of components, which are fine-tuned to provide optimum results. The humble valve is one of them – often unseen and underrated but vital. And given the rapidly changing scenario in the region, it needs to constantly reinvent itself.

Added: Jul 25, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

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

Putting IEQ to the test

With the goal of raising awareness on the importance of good IEQ, while getting the real picture on hotel conditions, Qatar Green Building Council’s Healthy Buildings Interest Group carried out an IEQ survey in Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha, last year. The members of the Group looked into, among other elements, maintenance, acoustics and Indoor Air Quality. We bring you the details and results of the survey.

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

Pumping life into the market – energy efficiency

What can the HVAC pumps market expect in 2016? Players from the sector try to answer the question, and also share their views on the importance of flow-rate, pressure loss and operating costs, vis-à-vis the selection of pumps for HVAC applications.

Added: | By Rajiv Pillai

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

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Marrying aesthetics with IEQ principles – a challenge for interior designers

Noura A Aziz, a design expert for Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal), talks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the role interior design plays in achieving good IEQ in healthcare facilities. She identifies common pitfalls interior designers face and suggests ways to address them.

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

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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

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Branding healthcare and hospital renovation projects

Jeffrey Brand, Principal and Executive Director at Perkins Eastman, discusses the challenges involved in hospital renovations and the steps that can be taken to prevent a dip in IEQ. 

Added: | By Fatima de la Cerna

Pulsed power

Why this technology for condenser water treatment is being regarded as the future in the context of chilled water systems

Added: Jun 3, 2015 | By Dan Mizesko

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For better physiological ease in classrooms

Intelligent building control systems are capable of meeting the objectives of a well-designed thermal comfort model and, broadly speaking, of addressing every air quality issue that is plaguing schools, says Moheet Vishwas.

Added: May 10, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

HVAC – the Romans knew it!

Wall and floor panels to create radiant heating? They’re as old as the hills ... of Rome

Added: Dec 8, 2014 | By Pratibha Umashankar

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