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Changing of guard at ebm-papst

Marco Duarte replaced Koen van Nistelrooij as Managing Director of ebm-papst Middle East on April 1. Here, in this interview with Climate Control Middle East, Marco and Koen, who will be switching to ebm-papst Benelux from August 2022, elaborate on the transition…

Added: Apr 9, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Why third-party is the way forward

Independent, industry factory-trained and certified chiller service specialist organisations offer superior services and solutions.

Added: Apr 7, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Ras Al Khaimah Municipality announces 1st RAK Energy Summit

Event will bring together international and regional experts and leaders from the government and the private sector to discuss emerging trends and initiatives in the field of sustainable energy, government body says.

Added: Mar 9, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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HVACIT out of the park

Charmaine Fernz examines the extent of use of IT-enabled HVACR devices in the building construction industry

Added: Jan 24, 2022 | By Charmaine Fernz

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Retrofitting for better IAQ

Bin Dasmal Contracting says it is flying against the face of conventional building-retrofit objectives to focus not only on energy efficiency but also on improving indoor air quality. Surendar Balakrishnan in conversation with Sahul Hameed, General Manager of the company. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Dec 23, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Saving energy, moving away from R-22

Converting to inverter-based systems can help the UAE save 5,000-10,000 GW of energy a year, and a concerted shift to R-410a systems would help the country achieve its emissions reduction goals, says Visakh Tom Jose, Sales Manager, Air Solutions Division, LG Electronics Gulf, in this interview to Surendar Balakrishnan…

Added: May 17, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

THE EVOLVING BUILDING-RETROFIT LANDSCAPE

A shifting landscape, driven by a change in occupancy profiles, has triggered a growing appreciation for the long-term payback of sustainability measures and an increased focus on tenant well-being; however, there continues to be a large scope for improvement in retrofit measures that can unlock a host of opportunities for the entire value chain. Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: Feb 21, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘The UAE leadership has a view of the future – and it is not just tomorrow’

Tomas Anker Christensen speaks exclusively with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on his appointment as Denmark’s first Climate Ambassador, opportunities for greater cooperation between the UAE and Denmark and the intangible benefits of cultivating local expertise and solutions. Excerpts…

Added: Jan 11, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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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.

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‘Environmental consciousness is uncommon among MEP consultants’

The September 2016 issue of Climate Control Middle East carried a detailed report on the state of the MEP consultancy industry. Here, as a follow-up, Hassan Younes, Director at Griffin Project Development Consultants, shares his views on the topic with B Surendar. Excerpts from the Q&A…

Added: Nov 30, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

One for all, all for one

The onus is on the private sector to align itself to regional governments in their efforts to mitigate climate change, and to embrace solar energy as a giant leap towards a better and safer tomorrow, writes Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi

Added: Oct 27, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Striking a balance

While energy efficiency is gaining significant attention, and retrofitting is being incentivised, indoor air quality needs to be equally considered and carefully balanced in new buildings and retrofitting efforts, says Aisha Al Abdooli, Director, Air Quality Department at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in this interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…

Added: Oct 20, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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A delta of savings

The University of Miami’s medical campus saved thousands of dollars and increased plant capacity with the Belimo Energy Valve retrofit. We bring you the case study…

Added: Jul 26, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

‘Sustainability as an operational strategy is a tremendous way to save money’

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chair of USGBC, and author of Green Think, in this in-depth conversation with B Surendar, explodes a few long-standing myths about sustainability, and explains the evolution of LEED certification as a dynamic tool to measure ongoing operating performance of buildings.

Added: Jul 21, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

Down Under eyes top spot

Australia has been making news in the HVACR industry for all the right reasons, from new efficiency-rating tools to a stringent regulatory framework, especially to improve the retrofit sector – a model worth replicating in the Middle East region. Australia’s success lies in its desire to create an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient society.

Added: Jun 27, 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

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‘It’s about splitting the sensible heat and the latent heat completely differently’

Canada-headquartered TORO WATT has a vast range of air conditioning products that, it says, would appeal to the building retrofit market in the GCC region. Tiger Aster, the company’s CEO and Masood Raza, General Manager of Jumbo Engineering, which is distributing TORO WATT products in the GCC region, in conversation with Climate Control Middle East…

Added: Apr 26, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Oiling the wheels of sustainability

In conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, Dr Waddah Ghanem, Executive Director for EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs at Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), discusses the company’s adoption of an Efficiency & Resource Management policy and the initiatives it has undertaken to become a sustainable organisation. He also comments on the UAE’s introduction of fuel subsidy reforms, as well as its commitment to diversifying its energy mix.

Added: Apr 21, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘Variable speed is the future of air conditioning’

Ryouji Sanou, President of Daikin Middle East and Africa, sits down with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East to discuss his company’s performance in 2015 and the growing interest in VRF technology in the region. He also shares his insights on the climate action plan the UAE has submitted to the United Nations for COP21 and the continued search for alternative refrigerants for high-ambient countries.

Added: Mar 14, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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Open-plan offices… the bane of sustainable development

Msheireb Properties, in Qatar, which is nearing the completion stage, will arguably see the largest cluster of Green Buildings in the GCC region. An estimated 100 buildings that are either LEED Gold or LEED Platinum are expected to come on board, in a major boost to the greening efforts under way in the region. In […]

Added: Feb 17, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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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

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