In January, the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, announced 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability’. The announcement is fitting, given that the UAE is set to host the COP28 meeting later this year. As HVACR stands front and centre in discussions related to sustainability, especially in a region dependent on cooling, it is clear that our industry cannot sit on the sidelines and simply watch.
Aeroseal, an American pioneer in duct sealing technology, has joined the growing family of Eurovent Middle East, aiming to increase awareness of the importance of ductwork for energy efficiency and Indoor Air Quality. Amidst minimum energy requirements for electrical HVAC equipment, the role of tight, easy to clean and maintain air ducts often gets ignored, while its impact on energy efficiency and IAQ is critical.
Eurovent India invites senior consultants and key industry stakeholders to an expert workshop on energy efficient IAQ solutions. It will take place on 12 April 2023, 16:00-21:00h in New Delhi and will conclude with a networking dinner.
Global technology and engineering giant Emerson becomes the newest addition to a growing group of industry players supporting joint initiatives in the fields of regulatory development, education, and awareness raising. The move underlines the association’s successful development over the past years and its commitment to provide neutral and unbiased expertise to the market.
Anzala Asher, Product Engineer, Taqeef, writes on how HVAC is critical to curbing global carbon emissions, what to keep in mind to ensure buildings are designed to meet the region’s net-zero goals and why VRF systems can unlock significant energy savings.
With emission reduction targets looming, the HVACR industry should leave no stone unturned when it comes to retrofitting to unlock greater efficiencies. Experts discuss opportunities in the sector and the shift in attitude required to truly move away from cost-centric thinking.
There are noticeable gaps in market surveillance within the GCC region, a problem that can be detrimental not only to the general safety of the population using products that may not be compliant with existing standards but also to the long-term sustainability and energy efficiency goals of each country.
Even though COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of clean, healthy indoor air, outdated ideas and cost-centric thinking continue to put filtration practices, and as a result, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), on the back burner. Experts reflect on the issue and discuss what changes need to happen…
The GCC region has a long road ahead when it comes to phasing down F-gases in line with the targets set by the Montreal Protocol, largely because of the region’s heavy dependence on the cooling sector. Experts weigh in on the complex issues that exist in the market, what problems must be addressed and what support is needed from manufacturers and governments to support the transition.
There is an urgent need to reduce CO2 emissions and accelerate energy efficiency in the Middle East, with fast-approaching environmental targets looming. As HVAC plays a critical role in meeting these broader objectives, experts reflect on low-hanging fruits that can be tackled and what the region can learn from markets that have adopted more efficient regulations early on.