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Climate change and the larger picture of finances

Mayor James Brainard of the city of Carmel, in the US state of Indiana, is into his seventh consecutive term in office, a unique position to bring about serious change in energy use among his electorate. A Republican, he is an advocate of the need to curb energy use and supports the Paris Agreement. Here, in an exclusive interview to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East magazine, he speaks of focusing on low hanging fruit in addressing climate change and, at the same time, of being mindful of the need to protect those invested in the fossil fuel industry. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 7, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


Averting the risk of asphyxiation, acute toxicity

VRF/VRV systems have many advantages over traditional DX splits and water-based systems, but the risk of refrigerant leakage in the occupied spaces should be fully assessed and provisions made, writes Dr Jason Shilliday

Added: Oct 11, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


Illegal production of CFCs back in vogue?

China has played a vital role in the success of the Montreal Protocol; however, selected foam manufacturers may need support to switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives, says Environmental Investigation Agency

Added: Sep 11, 2018 | By Ranjana Konatt

All hands on deck

John Dulac, Energy Analyst, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA), speaks on policy, the need for collaboration and the lack of incentives for efficient products to become market standard. Excerpts from the interview with Hannah Jo Uy…

Added: Aug 9, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy


Kigali Amendment gains momentum

More than 30 stakeholders signed a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the administration to send the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to the Senate, AHRI says

Added: Jun 24, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


CSG: China eager for training on flammable refrigerants

Centro Studi Galileo receives a Chinese delegation of 18 university professors, following request from the United Nations for a training course on alternative and eco-friendly refrigerants

Added: Sep 4, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


‘The technologies are on track’

And we are confident about the future, says John Mandyck, the Chief Sustainability Officer of United Technologies, on the company’s response to the developments at Kigali, as he in the company of Giorgio Elia, Vice President, Climate Control and Security (Middle East), United Technologies, and Mohammed Al Qaisi, General Manager at UTS Carrier, talks to B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East on a wide range of issues, including the company’s path-breaking initiative to quantify indoor environmental quality. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Feb 23, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


‘The industry now has an opportunity to innovate and move forward’

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), in collaboration with ASHRAE, the US Department of Energy (DoE), the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the California Air Resources Board and Johnson Controls, is engaged in a multi-million-dollar research programme to establish a strong case for the use of flammable refrigerants, as part of global efforts to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify climate-friendly alternatives. AHRI attended the 28th Meeting of the Parties to Montreal Protocol in October in Kigali, Rwanda, during which an agreement was reached to include HFC refrigerants in the Protocol’s (treaty’s) purview. AHRI for long has supported the inclusion of HFCs under the treaty. B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East spoke to AHRI President, Steve Yurek in the aftermath of the watershed Kigali meeting.

Added: Dec 26, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan


Insulating the planet against GWP and ODP

Highlighting that thermal insulation and pre-insulated panels can negatively impact climate change if they are not manufactured in a responsible manner, as enshrined in international agreements, Sarmad Fakhri asserts that foam insulation products need to be not only CFC-free but also HCFC-free to ensure low global warming potential and zero ozone-depleting potential.

Added: Aug 29, 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: May 25, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

Decoding COP 21

Widely lauded as a historic accord on climate change, the Paris Agreement aims to mitigate global warming, by bringing about a reduction in GHG emissions, among other goals. But what would the adoption of the agreement mean for the industry and the region? How would it shape government regulations and business decisions? We bring you responses and reactions from regional and international industry leaders and members of organisations.

Added: Apr 17, 2016 | By CCME Content Team


Why now is the time for Dubai

In part I of this series, Christopher LaBorde reviewed how the global HVAC industry was poised for real change, and in part II, he addressed the reasons why the UAE was the right location for transformational HVAC leadership. In this third and final installment in the series, he asserts that Dubai has a big role to play in bringing about this change.

Added: Nov 23, 2015 | By CCME Content Team


In search of the elusive refrigerant

Various industry experts share their views on the current state of the refrigerants sector and their approach towards identifying and using the right low-GWP refrigerants for high-ambient countries.

Added: Nov 16, 2015 | By Rajiv Pillai