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Regional strategic direction drives accessories market

With questions on the size of the HVAC accessories market in the Middle East region garnering mixed reactions, Ranjana Konatt persuades industry professionals to discuss the opportunities in, and challenges of, functioning as manufacturers and suppliers within the segment.

Added: Feb 10, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt

‘It was a great experience representing the UAE in the HVACR field’

Roudha Bin Bahr, an Emirati undergraduate student specialising in Chemical Engineering at STS, Al Ain, speaks with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on her participation as the first and only Arab woman in the World Skills Competition 2017, the importance of skills training and capacity building and her thoughts on the future the HVACR industry holds for Emirati youth. Excerpts…

Added: Dec 14, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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Balancing sustainability and affordability

Developing new technologies and products that are energy-efficient requires investment into research and materials. Does that mean expensive end solutions?

Added: Apr 4, 2017 | By Nayantara N

Out of sight, out of mind

Is lack of awareness in proper disposal of HVAC equipment affecting the environment?

Added: Mar 19, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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2L or not 2L

Since the lowest GWP products tend to be flammable, typically falling within the ASHRAE 2L category, the industry is faced with the dilemma of using the lowest GWP fluid and the attendant degree of flammability, or accepting a higher GWP refrigerant but with non-flammability. Stuart Corr discusses the finer points of the issue.

Added: Oct 5, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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ISHRAE Thane Chapter to organise full day workshop on refrigerants

The workshop, the announcement revealed, will provide an understanding of the technicians’ HVACR responsibilities when designing, installing or maintaining various refrigeration or air conditioning systems that are charged with refrigerants.

Added: Jul 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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

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‘District Cooling doesn’t have to be different to be better’

From a new entrant in the arena to a viable option, District Cooling has come a long way in Qatar, with many players vying for a bigger share of the country’s mega-project pie, while remaining cost- and energy-efficient. B Surendar speaks to Robert Miller, Technical Specialist District Cooling, Design Department, Marafeq Qatar, on a wide range of issues emanating from this scenario.

Added: Jul 10, 2016 | By B Surendar

‘We’ve seen some crazy things in terms of counterfeit refrigerants’

Michael Jorde and Prakash Chablani, International Marketing Manager of Harp International and Managing Director of Unigulf Development, respectively, discuss the reasons behind the continued prevalence of counterfeiting in the refrigerant sector, the safety hazards it poses to the end-users and the different measures the public and private sectors can take to curb the practice.

Added: Jun 19, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

‘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: May 24, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

The sun rises in the Kingdom

The current trend of energy demands in Saudi Arabia is alarming. The continuous rise in the requirement for electrical power in the Kingdom is already taking its toll on its non-renewable resources, which has a direct negative repercussion on the country’s future economic viability. At a time when it needs it most, the sun rises to the occasion and offers the Kingdom a sustainable solution to its present power crisis. Report by Jerome Sanchez

Added: Mar 10, 2013 | By CCME Content Team