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Building the great brand of China

How are Chinese brands navigating increasingly stringent regulations and rising consumer demand in a gigantic local market, while battling historical prejudice from overseas in a business environment where reputation is a valuable currency? Hannah Jo Uy of Climate Control Middle East has the story...

Added: Mar 17, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


Split decision

Are inverters helping split systems garner a greater share of the air conditioning market? Or, are there still questions to be answered relating to their performance in high-ambient – especially T3 – conditions, which demand that the inverter operates on a higher load, as opposed to a partial-load profile? What are manufacturers doing to overcome the challenge, if it is, indeed, the case? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: Nov 25, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

VRF industry steps up its game

Technology offers solutions for more complex problems, say most manufacturers, and consultants, by and large, agree

Added: Oct 10, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Going beyond G+3

The deployment of VRF system in a G+35 high-rise in the UAE busts the myth that the technology is suitable only for villas and low-rise buildings in the GCC region, writes Dharmesh Sawant

Added: Sep 27, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

VRF technology comes of age

The 5th edition of the Annual Middle East Variable Refrigerant Flow Conference held on March 27 in Dubai, UAE, showcased the strides the system has made and the foothold it has now gained throughout the region, with stakeholders looking to capitalise on the momentum to unleash the system’s potential in various applications in a wide array of projects. We bring you a detailed report…

Added: May 18, 2017 | By Hannah Jo Uy

Off the roof

Many in the industry may doubt the feasibility of using VRF systems in high-rise buildings, but Dharmesh Sawant of LG Electronics contends that they are not only a viable option but also a practical choice, especially for building owners looking to reduce their piping and energy costs.

Added: Oct 3, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

VRF – time for a mindset change

Until recently, though weighing heavily in its favour, the jury was still out on VRF technology as a serious contender in the region. That road hump has now been crossed. What has changed the narrative in the short interim? We read the signposts that signal the crossover, and the road ahead.

Added: Sep 20, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

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

Defining affordability – an exercise in semantics?

With market demand for affordable housing projects reportedly on the rise, there is a perceived need for reasonably priced cooling solutions. But what exactly makes an HVAC system affordable? Is equipment selection a simple matter of looking at the initial cost, or should other considerations, like OPEX and energy efficiency be factored in?

Added: May 17, 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

Where are we on VRF?

Can the market for VRFs continue to thrive in the GCC region? Opinions by a few industry players help understand the perceived status quo.

Added: | By Rajiv Pillai