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An iPod among vinyl albums

Saying that District Cooling simplifies the building dramatically, Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA), in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, urges a nuanced understanding of what the cooling approach can offer. Excerpts from the interview, about a month prior to the 8th IDEA International District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow from December 9 to 11, in Dubai.

Added: Dec 4, 2018 | By B Surendar

‘A regulatory framework combining compulsion and incentives’

Abdulhadi Ali Alalyak, Board Member, Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), speaks with Climate Control Middle East on the important role FM companies can play in improving energy consumption, reducing long-term cost and the need for greater collaboration among relevant stakeholders…

Added: Nov 25, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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MEP consultancy versus general consultancy

Dr Marcus George, the CEO of UAE-based Engineering Consortium Consulting Engineers (ECCE), shares his opinion on having in-house MEP consultants

Added: Apr 25, 2017 | By Nayantara N

Channelising collective energies

Johnson Controls recently held its first executive channel conference. On the sidelines of the event, two channel partners, Ahmed Al Neama, Chairman & CEO of British Link Kuwait Co and Abid Vazir, CEO of Ghulam Faruque Group, Pakistan, talk to B Surendar, Editor, Climate Control Middle East, about the dividends of partnering with Johnson Controls.

Added: Apr 16, 2017 | By B Surendar

‘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

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‘MEP contracting is indispensable’

Chandrasekhar Reddy of Elemec Electromechanical Contracting says that recognising the importance of MEP contracting is vital to achieving UAE's goals.

Added: Jan 30, 2017 | By Nayantara N

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

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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