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A case of the market moving ahead of policy

Has North America’s history of advocating sustainability laid a firm enough foundation to ensure the momentum of energy efficiency in the built-environment, regardless of government incentives and targets? Has the market matured in such a manner that HVACR manufacturers’ drive to innovate has shifted from the need to comply with changing, often conflicting, regulations to addressing the demand of more educated consumers and taking efforts towards gaining global competitive advantage? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: Jul 15, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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L is for LEED-ership

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on the Council’s mission to cultivate a well-balanced built-environment worldwide and the importance of engaging stakeholders to develop a more holistic design approach and optimise building performance. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Jun 27, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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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

From greenbacks to a Green planet

Standing on its head the long-held notion that the private sector and sustainability are, in principle, two binaries which can never meet, CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, Rick Fedrizzi, in his book Green Think: How Profit Can Save the Planet argues that when businesses and environmentalists join hands, not only can the planet be saved, but the endeavour could also prove profitable. The book, since its publication late last year, has become a manifesto of sorts for businessbacked sustainability. George Berbari gives glimpses of the author and the book…

Added: Jul 14, 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

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‘Green Buildings may not interest everyone but healthy buildings will’

In a conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, Meshal Al Shamari, Director of Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), explains why he believes healthy buildings are the next generation Green Buildings. He also shares his views on the country’s sustainability efforts and what the Council is doing to support the Qatar National Vision 2030.

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

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