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IAQ and building tracing

As early as September 2020, Jeremy McDonald, a professional engineer with New York-based Guth Deconzo Consulting Engineers, writing in Climate Control Middle East magazine, spoke of the need for a building tracing programme – essentially, an audit of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) performance of buildings. This was at the height of the outbreak of […]

Added: May 11, 2022 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Building tracing

Why auditing and certifying buildings on their IAQ performance is crucial for infection control

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Why does IAQ matter in real estate?

Yousuf Fakhruddin, CEO, Fakhruddin Properties, gives the lowdown on how developers are thinking about the air we breathe

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Eurovent to host AHU webinar

Joint event by Eurovent, Eurovent Middle East and Eurovent Certita Certification to spotlight energy efficiency of air-handling units in hot and humid climates

Added: Apr 14, 2022 | By CCME Content Team

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Between the lines…

Among the Empanelled Guest Columnists we have recently introduced is Krishnan Unni Madathil, who writes a bi-monthly article analysing macro-economic and geopolitical trends. Krishnan has a singular mind with an ability to pull together diverse happenings and find a common thread running through them.  His column is not necessarily HVACR-specific, but it serves a vital […]

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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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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AAF gets new COO for EEMEA, CIS, SAARC countries

Shailesh Nigam takes office with a mandate to lead key management and cross-functional operations, including acquisitions, reconditioning, logistics, sales-support, customer experience and growth operations, company says

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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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Belimo launches IAQ gas monitoring devices

Among other features, combined CANbus and BACnet MS/TP networking allow standalone operation or seamless integration into the BMS, company says

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Sweden hosts Systemair seminar

Event elaborates on the progress of the HVAC industry in the context of sustainable development

Added: Dec 12, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Shifting focus, keeping the balance

Amidst vaccine roll-outs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus shifts from energy efficiency to the need for better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). What are the concerns and challenges in this respect? Ranjana Konatt, Online Writer, Climate Control Middle East, presents an overview…

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AHR Expo announces 2022 Education Program

Sessions will offer insight and access to HVACR leadership, opportunities, challenges, training and applications, International Exposition Company, the organizer of the show, says

Added: Nov 22, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Going to the Finnish Line

This is the first in a series on the World Expo, in Dubai, in the context of the HVACR industry

Added: Oct 7, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Güntner launches new air cooler

Company says it has collaborated with customers to launch its most advance process air cooler yet

Added: Sep 15, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Dateline Bosporus

The Turkish HVACR industry has witnessed turbulences, from financial instability to the pandemic; and yet, local and international companies say they are positive about the future, with technology being the key driver

Added: Sep 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Why we do what we do

In the July 2021 issue of the magazine, Dan Mizesko, writing his monthly column (Licence to Chill), dismissed variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems as inferior in their energy performance when compared to chilled water systems, and raised doubts over their operational safety. In doing so, he opened a can of worms, his words attracting criticism […]

Added: | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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AHRI to participate in The Big 5 Dubai

Expresses keenness in discussing solutions for the regulatory, environmental issues of relevance to the HVACR industry

Added: Aug 17, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Clients with limited budgets tend to neglect benefits of VFDs

Martin Williamson, Head of Commissioning (Middle East), AESG, gives a consultant’s perspective on whether a critical mass has been reached with regard to the uptake of variable frequency drives (VFDs). Excerpts from the interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan…

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The Big 5 returns to Dubai as a live event

Global construction players to reconnect in person to support the MENA region’s USD 5.06 trillion future project market, the organisers say

Added: Jul 25, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Cracking the food conundrum

Modern Forced Ventilation strategies in greenhouses and IoT-integrated silos can help the MENA region overcome food dependency, says Dipen Patel

Added: Jul 8, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Eurovent, FAIAR sign MoU

Organisations join forces to level the playing field in the HVACR sector

Added: Jun 23, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Blurring of lines

HVAC contractors and rental suppliers used to be clear-cut domains, but not anymore, says Brian Marshall, Business Manager Climate Control, Byrne Equipment Rental, adding that the new situation has reduced the number of entities involved in the supply chain of temporary equipment. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: Jun 12, 2021 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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DriSteem releases Buyer’s Guide

Book is for the benefit of laboratories focusing on humidification issues and solutions, company says

Added: May 16, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Parking the money on consolidation

It is essential to once again concentrate on core strengths and pivot the portfolio, say V Sekhar Reddy and Rahul Duragkar

Added: May 12, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Why recirculate indoor air?

This is the question Samuele Peli, General Manager Sales EMEA of Seeley International likes to ask, adding that increasing the intake of fresh air will increase energy consumption, which in turn, will drive the demand for more efficient systems, like evaporative cooling. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Ranjana Konatt of Climate Control Middle East

Added: May 6, 2021 | By Ranjana Konatt

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Carel launches pCOe

Company says it has widened its range of I/O expansions with the development of the new digital input expansion board

Added: Apr 22, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

Different approaches towards course correction

While we are up against hurdles, there are still positive features that we can explore, but for that we must be prepared to accept that adaptation is the key, as is survival of the quickest, as is forced entrepreneurship, say V Sekhar Reddy, Managing Director, Lexzander and Rahul Duragkar, Managing Director, Emitech Group

Added: Apr 9, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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Rubber World Industry launches AED 90mn HVAC production unit

Company says the new entity, ‘United Air-Conditioning’, based in Ajman, will complement its efforts in manufacturing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling, mechanical, electrical and plumbing products, parts and accessories for commercial and residential use in the UAE

Added: Mar 18, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

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‘Consolidation is the oxygen we so badly need’

It is vital to preserve indispensable MEP-related expertise, and the skills and lessons learnt through putting in the hard yards, argue V Sekhar Reddy, Managing Director, Lexzander and Rahul Duragkar, Managing Director, Emitech Group

Added: Feb 24, 2021 | By CCME Content Team

ASHRAE 2021 Annual Conference to be held virtually

To be held in Phoenix, in the US state of Arizona, the event will provide actionable and innovative content to support HVACR and building systems professionals, Society says

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Retrofitting in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Ashok Jha, Head, FM & Retrofit Projects, Universal Voltas LLC, provides an overview of trends driving demand for retrofits in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Added: Jan 18, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy

A complete 180

Dan Mizesko, Managing Partner/President, U.S. Chiller Services International, speaks candidly on how the changing political landscape and occupancy trends, triggered by COVID-19, will impact the built-environment across the United States. Excerpts from the interview he gave to Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

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Building for the “new normal”

The drying up of new projects from COVID-triggered economic uncertainty has spurred greater awareness and interest towards retrofit projects. Will the new wave of retrofits place greater emphasis on IAQ, or like before, will efforts solely be towards energy efficiency, with an eye on reducing operational costs? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

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Systemair in Hygienic Air Handling Unit initiative

Says it has become first major manufacturer to offer Eurovent-certified performance for the units; adds the certification combines requirements of multiple hygienic standards in a single programme with an easy 1-3 star rating, depending on the hygienic demands

Added: Dec 10, 2020 | By CCME Content Team

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The royal treatment

Guest comfort and sustainability are top priorities, says Irina Kurbatova, Environment, Health and Safety Director of Emirates Palace, as she talks about how the hotel maintains a well-ventilated indoor space, while still meeting energy-reduction targets.

Added: Mar 14, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

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Why do we have to produce enough food to feed 10 billion people?

Over 160 delegates gathered at the 3rd World Cold Chain Summit to discuss the progress the world has made in minimising food loss and food wastage, and the challenges that lie ahead to eradicate hunger, strengthen livelihoods and lower greenhouse emissions.

Added: Feb 7, 2017 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

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Sectoral perspectives on IEQ

Representatives from the healthcare, hospitality and education sectors explored in detail the link between indoor environmental quality and the health of building occupants at the 4th edition of the World IEQ Forum.

Added: Feb 6, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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

The airbenders

While mega events in the region will register a market surge for grilles and diffusers, air distribution systems will also continue to enjoy a steady demand, as they play a pivotal role in ensuring occupant comfort and better IEQ, while aesthetically blending into the architecture of a built environment.

Added: Oct 4, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

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It’s trivia time!

While mining for HVACR facts, one could come across rare nuggets of interesting information. Here are a few of them. Apart from being enjoyable bits of trivia, they can spice up conversations or, better still, be deployed to stump a roomful of the fraternity…

Added: Jul 31, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

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

BACnet Standard ASHRAE 135-2016 released

According to the BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU), the Standard includes functionalities for the monitoring and control of heating, ventilation, climate, fire protection, energy management, lighting controls, among others.

Added: Jul 26, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Make in India

Drawn by a fresh way of thinking by the Indian government, HVAC manufacturers in the Middle East are eyeing the possibility of a greater presence in the country.

Added: Apr 19, 2016 | By Surendar Balakrishnan

‘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

Go, catch the breeze

If ancient Egyptians used passive evaporative cooling with porous pots of water and damp curtains, the Arabs took it a step forward with wind catchers and muscatese window designs to keep their living quarters cool

Added: Mar 5, 2015 | By Pratibha Umashankar

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Venting out the pollutants

Ventilation systems play an important role in expelling pollutants and contaminants that may bring adverse health effects to occupants.

Added: Apr 14, 2013 | By CCME Content Team

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Venting thoughts on IAQ

Lack of adequate and efficient ventilation systems with the right airflow rate is a health hazard. Good IAQ is an essential requirement of modern living, says Gaetan Pierrefeu.

Added: Feb 20, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

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