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Recommended action for healthcare facilities, facility management providers, building owners and operators

Eurovent Middle East, as the region´s industry association for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment manufacturers, is calling on healthcare facilities, building owners, operators and facility management providers to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to reduce the risks related to the spread of airborne viruses through ventilation and air-conditioning systems and support the government in its efforts to contain the outbreak.

Recommended action for the specification, purchase, installation, operation and maintenance of air filtration systems in critical healthcare appliances

Eurovent Middle East, as the region´s industry association for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment manufacturers, is encouraging healthcare facilities to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to reduce the risks related to the spread of airborne viruses through air filtration and ventilation systems and properly instruct all personnel involved in the specification, purchase, installation, operation and maintenance of such systems.

Upcoming ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ to focus on Building Retrofits, Cold Storage and Data Centre Cooling

With sustainability, energy efficiency and flexibility forming the basis of modern HVACR solutions, Eurovent Middle East has announced the next three events under its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ banner, namely Building Retrofits, Reducing the Energy Bill: Cold Chain and Data Centre Cooling, taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the coming months.

New Eurovent Middle East Associate Member presented market figures

Industry Networks (BNC) has joined Eurovent Middle East as an Associate Member and contributed to the Annual Meeting by providing an overview of the market development in 2019, summarising trends and giving an outlook for 2020 based on the collected data on building projects throughout the GCC. While urban and transport sectors in the UAE saw a decline in project volumes year on year, mostly due to finalisation of many EXPO 2020 projects, healthy figures in the industrial and Oil & Gas segments balanced the overall results. Figures for KSA show a strong increase of 13% overall and in the urban construction segment, putting KSA in the lead in terms of projects around the region.

An overview of the regulatory developments in the GCC

Eurovent Middle East provided an overview of the ongoing regulatory developments during its Annual Meeting 2020. This summary included the latest information on the following important regulations:

  • ADQCC FCU and AHU Conformity Assessment Schemes
  • ESMA UAE.S 5010-1, UAE.S 5010-5 2019 revision with the introduction of the ISO CSPF seasonal efficiency standard
  • GSO G-Mark Scope Exemptions - Oman Energy Efficiency Labelling Regulation (GSO 2530:2016)
  • SASO Biodegradable Plastics Regulation – Phase 2 & 3
  • Qatar Energy Efficiency Regulation (QS 2663:2019)
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