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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 B Surendar

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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 B Surendar

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 B Surendar

‘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