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Before Gridiron Day

With an emphasis on energy efficiency, emissions, indoor environmental quality, IoT and cybersecurity, the 2019 AHR EXPO more than held its own amidst the growing anticipation and excitement surrounding the Super Bowl in early February, writes Surendar Balakrishnan, Editor, Climate Control Middle East…

Added: Feb 10, 2019 | By B Surendar

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Exploring the benefits of IoT-enabled sensors

IoT-enabled sensors can help businesses and projects save time and money as well as monitor productivity of the work being done, says Co-Founder, Time Control Technologies

Added: Dec 6, 2018 | By Ranjana Konatt

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Facilio raises USD 6.4 million Series A funding

The funding, led by Tiger Global and existing investor Accel, will help Facilio further strengthen its presence across Middle East, USA and Indian markets, as well as expand into new territories, says CEO

Added: Dec 5, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

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Navigating the changing refrigerant landscape

That and other aspects, like IoT-preparedness, figure in this chat with Giorgio Elia, Vice President, Carrier Middle East Limited, and Amr ElMasry, the company’s Director, Marketing, Communications & Strategic Projects

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‘There is a need to optimise the product roadmap’

Sridar Narayanswami, President, Middle East/Africa, Emerson, in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, speaks on the company’s mint-new psychrometric lab in the Middle East, its stand on refrigerants and on how its IoT-enabled products are permitting more capability on controls and on capturing data that can be converted into insights. Excerpts…

Added: Aug 27, 2018 | By B Surendar

Yes, IoT and AI have their place in DC…

But could we apply Human Intelligence to how we structure District Cooling for the benefit of all stakeholders, including building owners and tenants? asks Colin Bridges

Added: Jul 17, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

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Etisalat in IoT drive

IoT solutions set to boost the country’s energy-efficiency graph, says official

Added: Jan 11, 2018 | By Benwen Lopez

An end to the freeze-thaw see-saw

B Surendar, the Editor of Climate Control Middle East, presents his views on applying blockchain in the HVACR realm.

Added: Apr 19, 2017 | By B Surendar

Green growth needs incentives, better enforcement of building codes

On the sidelines of AMWAJ 2016*, Ruba Al-Zu'bi, the CEO of EDAMA Association, an NGO based in Jordan, spoke with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about her experience as a founding member of the Jordan Green Building Council and shared details about the country’s efforts in promoting green growth and sustainable development. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Mar 1, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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Germany puts its hands up

Over the years, Germany has avowedly placed ample emphasis on continuously ramping up on building performance to meet stringent domestic regulations and the expectations of a customer base that accepts only ‘zero per cent margin for error’. Today, with the Gulf region beckoning greater energy efficiency and healthier air in the building performance sector, the European country’s HVAC businesses feel they have it in them to offer potent solutions. A Climate Control Middle East exclusive report…

Added: Nov 23, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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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

Scandinavia: Giving the green light

Sustainability has become a catalyst for innovation in the HVACR sector in the Scandinavian region. We bring you the report.

Added: Sep 26, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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? Climate Control Middle East brings you a two-part state-of-the-industry report, with the focus on the MEP consultancy and MEP contracting sectors. At the same time, the narrative includes aspects related to building owners and the role of policymakers and planners in influencing best practices. Here, we bring you the first part of the report, where the focus is on the MEP consultancy sector…

Added: Sep 22, 2016 | By B Surendar

Thinking beyond the Eurovent Summit

Krakow in Poland becomes host city for the Eurovent Summit from September 27 to 30, 2016. Key decision-makers in the field of indoor climate, process cooling and food chain will gather in Krakow to think ‘Beyond HVACR’. Climate Control Middle East speaks to Alex Rasmussen, President; Felix Van Eyken, Secretary General and Morten Schmelzer, International Director, from the Eurovent association, to learn more about the event, the association and key issues of relevance to the sector…

Added: Aug 18, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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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

IoT is already knocking on our industry doors

Looking at IoT through the automation and controls lens, Vijay Kumar of Cylon makes a compelling case for adopting it in the MEP industry. He believes that we’ll miss the bus if we’re not quick to appreciate the power of IoT in the way the industry is poised to evolve.

Added: May 25, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Let’s talk VRFs

The 4th Annual Middle East Variable Refrigerant Flow Conference moved away from issues plaguing the VRF industry that had dominated the last edition of the event, and cast a forward-looking gaze at opportunities for growth and how the technology can help the region achieve its environmental goals. We bring you the post-event report.

Added: | By Rajiv Pillai

‘I think we’re on the cusp of a golden age – a new renaissance’

ASHRAE President-Elect*, Timothy Wentz, in conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, reveals his plans for the Society, and shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, including the Internet of Things, the Paris Agreement, the future of refrigerants and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release.

Added: | By Fatima de la Cerna

Never a better time

Forces like IoT and climate change are coming together, making the present the ideal time to move the energy efficiency agenda forward, says experts at the inaugural edition of the Emirates Energy Efficiency Summit. We bring you the report.

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

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: | By Rajiv Pillai