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‘Sustainability requires significant shift in mindset’

Sébastien Arbola, CEO, Engie MESCAT (Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey), speaks with Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East on how regulation could pave the way for the alignment of public and private sector interests, the need for greater collaboration in the move towards sustainability and solar power’s future role in alleviating the heavy demand of air conditioning on existing energy grids. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Feb 12, 2019 | By Hannah Jo Uy

‘The more we know, the more we can act on’

Sheikh Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Director, Animal Development & Health Department, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, discusses how disruptive technology and the Internet of Things can enhance overall reliability of the cold chain, and the need to invest in training to manage data in such a manner that it paves the way for actionable insights against inefficiencies. Excerpts from the interview with Hannah Jo Uy on the sidelines of the 9th edition of Food Chain (the Middle East Cold Chain Food Safety Conference)…

Added: Feb 10, 2019 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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The Six Pillars to achieving growth

People, society, experience, place, economy and the government are the six pillars to progress, says Director, Health and Safety Department, Dubai Municipality

Added: Jan 17, 2019 | By Ranjana Konatt

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WETEX 2018 to showcase cutting-edge technologies

Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition is an ideal platform for the public and private sectors to see the latest technological developments, says CEO, DEWA

Added: Oct 10, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

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Implementing eco-technologies in the modern FM industry

Eco-technology has a key role to play in modern facilities management and offers benefits for both facilities managers and end-users, says Jamal Abdulla Lootah, as he discusses the challenges and opportunities in this emerging field.

Added: Aug 27, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

A culture of cooperation

Denmark’s leadership role in the field of sustainability is not by chance – it is the result of an entire nation’s concerted effort to make sure that going green makes economic sense, for all stakeholders involved. What mechanisms are in place to help the country achieve its ambitious objectives and how is Denmark able to operate a District Energy infrastructure that is sustainable and cost-effective for consumers? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: Aug 12, 2018 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Europe’s HVACR industry in the spotlight

Outgoing Eurovent President Alex Rasmussen shares his thoughts on industry developments, digitisation, the year 2030, and highlights of the upcoming Eurovent Summit, in Seville, with Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts...

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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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District Cooling in the air in Jordan

The Abdali area in Jordan’s capital, Amman, needed cooling and heating solutions customised to suit the ambience of the upmarket hub, while working within the constraints of the country’s climatic conditions and water scarcity. Araner proposed a design based on air-cooled chillers with zero water consumption. We bring you the case study…

Added: Apr 18, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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Germany going the BIM way

Matthias Kasprowicz, Regional Managing Director of TROX, highlights the benefits of using the Building Information Modelling technology

Added: Apr 5, 2017 | By Nayantara N

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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

Should going green be incentivised?

Saying that it should be, Marcos Bish of Summertown Interiors talks about what can entice private companies to adopt sustainable measures.

Added: Mar 2, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

Green growth needs incentives, better enforcement of building codes

On the sidelines of AMWAJ 2016*, Ruba Al-Zu'bi, the CEO of EDAMA Association, an NGO based in Jordan, spoke with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about her experience as a founding member of the Jordan Green Building Council and shared details about the country’s efforts in promoting green growth and sustainable development. Excerpts from the interview…

Added: Mar 1, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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 B Surendar

Master-planning for sustainability

The route to delivering sustainable cities begins with a holistic understanding of the relationship between buildings and the community in which they will be placed, says Sougata Nandi.

Added: Oct 18, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

A ‘joint’ effort towards sustainability

Underscoring that sustainable design involves more than site orientation and energy-saving construction techniques, Stephen Traynor enumerates the advantages of grooved mechanical piping systems, and highlights how alternative joining methods could contribute towards higher building rating.

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

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 Mohammed Abdul Hai

‘Buildings and cities have a pivotal role in tackling climate change’

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), shares with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East details of his experience at COP 21, as a member of the UAE delegation, as well as his thoughts on the country’s efforts to reduce emissions and fight climate change.

Added: May 2, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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

Clean and green “airospace”

DencoHappel, a Germany-based solution provider of precision climate control, was posed with the challenge of cleanroom replacement and upgrade for a client in the aerospace industry. The company accepted the challenge and delivered, without shutting down production. A reduced energy bill was an added bonus, DH said. We bring you the case study.

Added: | By CCME Content Team

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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

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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

‘Ventilation and HVAC, especially, are significant considerations’

Mohammed R Alyemeni, Senior Advisor at TVM | Capital Healthcare Partners for Saudi Arabia & the GCC countries, and former Deputy Health Minister of Saudi Arabia for Planning & Health Economics, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the projects the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom has lined up for the next few years and the challenges involved. Excerpts...

Added: Aug 12, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna