DUBAI, UAE, 12 September 2023. Eurovent Middle East announced that it is all set to launch its Leadership Academy to provide certified training to MEP engineers and technicians on 3 October 2023 at Le Royal Meridian in Dubai Marina. Making the announcement through a Press release, the association said the Leadership Academy will provide focused education and training on products and technologies, including essential information on specifications, regulations, standards, and operation and maintenance practices.
Eurovent said the announcement comes when efficient cooling is gaining awareness as a critical component in broader sustainability objectives within the Middle East region, where cooling is vital to daily life. According to the IEA, the association further said that air conditioners and electric fans already account for about a fifth of the total electricity in buildings worldwide – 10% of all global electricity consumption. Reports, the association added, also noted that in the next three decades, the use of air conditioners is set to soar, becoming one of the top drivers of global electricity demand. Furthermore, the association said an estimated 70% of a building’s energy consumption is attributed to its cooling and ventilation requirements in the UAE, with up to 30% being potentially saved by simply implementing adequate maintenance procedures.
The release said Eurovent Middle East is dedicated to providing a platform that focuses on the education and training of HVACR professionals to increase the skills, understanding and capabilities of the industry’s workforce. According to Eurovent, its efforts will not only contribute a big step towards more energy efficiency in the cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation sectors but also will help extend the service life and longevity of installations, reduce operational costs, and provide a safer and healthier indoor environment to people. The association said all courses will conclude with a dedicated certificate, helping participants document their continued education and providing them with improved career opportunities.
Markus Lattner, International Director, Eurovent International and Managing Director, Eurovent Middle East, said: “We see that lack of knowledge among professionals is one of the reasons for inefficient cooling, refrigeration and ventilation. It is also true that dedicated continued education is hard to find. Therefore, the industry believes that action in capacity building is essential for the region’s growth and sustainability plans. Moreover, Eurovent Middle East and its members consider this as the primary responsibility of an industry association. With the joint expertise of our members and selected partners, we are committed to supporting the market with essential training and education for efficient cooling.”
The release further said Eurovent Middle East has organised numerous workshops on various topics to increase awareness among MEP Engineers on products and technologies available on the market in the past. The release said it has also been among the first associations worldwide to issue guidance and recommendations during the pandemic and alert people on the risks related to COVID-19 associated with lack of ventilation in closed spaces.