Tariq Al Ghussein re-elected as President

During its Annual Meeting on 22 March 2022, members of the Association of the Region’s Leading HVACR manufacturers re-elected Mr Tariq Al Ghussein (CEO, Taqeef), as President, supported by Mr Rafael Van Eijcken (General Manager, Baltimore Aircoil) as Vice-President. Eurovent Middle East showed strong resilience during the pandemic years, which also manifested in the attendance of 40 representatives from its members, the highest number yet for an Annual Meeting.

Premium Air Handling Unit manufacturer is latest addition to the association’s base of members

robatherm, a German manufacturer specialised in the production of customised Air Handling Units, has joined the association with a commitment to joint industry initiatives in the fields of energy efficiency and Indoor Air Quality. With its recently opened office in Dubai, robatherm has underlined the strategic importance of the Middle East for its future growth.

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2021 - ISO 16890 – The Global Air Filtration Standard
© Dr. Iyad Al-Attar

Industry experts discuss the advantages presented by ISO 16890 as a reference standard for air filtration in general ventilation, the level of adoption in the Middle East and the urgent need to promote better practices and more stringent regulations to secure clean air for the future.

Owing to COVID-19, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is now a hot topic all around the industry. The discussion, however, seems to be stagnating. Markus Lattner, Managing Director of Eurovent Middle East shares his opinion on this matter.

Guidance from Eurovent Middle East on standards referenced in the publication

On 01 March 2021 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ‘Roadmap to improve and ensure good ventilation in the context of COVID-19’ with the intention of providing a globally adopted reference in the best interests of public health and creating awareness for good ventilation practices. The first edition of the publication referenced outdated and obsolete standards, therefore Eurovent supported by Eurovent Middle East, submitted official recommendations to the WHO to revise the references. On 13 April 2021, a corrigendum was published by the WHO to withdraw the obsolete references in the publication. Eurovent Middle East recommends exclusive use of ISO 16890 as the global standard for air filter classification.

Eurovent Middle East emphasises the use of ISO 16890 as reference standard for air filtration in general ventilation

The Association has published an Industry Recommendation to encourage exclusive use of ISO 16890 as the reference standard for air filtration in general ventilation and will host a dedicated webinar on 09 June 2021 to outline its importance and explain the correct selection process for air filtration products under this classification. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, adherence to the latest standards in air conditioning and ventilation is a critical factor to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and safety in buildings.

Overview of solutions and practices to protect building inhabitants

In view of the projected growth of ventilation solutions as a result of COVID-19, Eurovent Middle East looks at the importance of implementing a regulatory framework to ensure solutions and practices in the region lead to better indoor air quality (IAQ) that will protect building inhabitants in the years to come.

Industry Association announces change of presidency

Dubai, 20 September 2020. The transition in presidency is necessitated by a change of work assignment of the first and long-time President, Mr Brian Suggitt. Mr Suggitt has led the Association since its establishment, having earned respect and admiration from the industry for his integrity, commitment and amiability. He is succeeded by the current Vice President Mr Tariq Al Ghussein, CEO of Taqeef, one of the region’s foremost cooling and energy solutions providers.

Eurovent Middle East provides technical guidance related to ventilation equipment

Dubai, 27 August 2020. With knowledge on the COVID-19 pandemic constantly evolving, Eurovent Middle East takes a closer look at ventilation aspects essential for the safe and continued use of our built infrastructure. The two-part webinar will cover a range of topics from Hygienic Air Handling Units, Energy Recovery and Air Recirculation to condition based monitoring and drives. It is designed for engineers, service providers and building operators alike.

Leading IAQ consultant joins the region’s HVACR industry association

Amidst growing concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eurovent Middle East welcomes its first Associated Consultant. Dr. Iyad Al-Attar is amongst the world’s leading experts for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Air Filtration, topics which receive heightened attention with countries fighting to reduce transmissions of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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