Variable Speed Drives as a means to specify sustainable buildings

Variable Speed Drives as a means to specify sustainable buildings

Dubai, 18 August 2019. Eurovent Middle East has announced the next event forming part of its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ series, which will focus on specifying Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) and takes place at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 11 September 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00h.

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HVAC Systems Market - Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts to 2025

The report predicts the global HVAC systems market to grow with a CAGR of 6.25% over the forecast period from 2019-2025.   The report on the global HVAC systems market provides qualitative and quantitative analysis for the period from 2017 to 2025. The study on HVAC systems market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2017 to 2025.

Middle East and Africa Chiller Market Expected to Grow With a CAGR of 3.6% During the Forecast Period, 2019-2024

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) chiller market is predicted to generate a revenue of $1.3 billion by 2024, progressing at a 3.6% CAGR during the 2019-2024 period.   The increasing demand for chillers from the transportation and hospitality sectors and district cooling systems is responsible for the growth of the market. Furthermore, the rising adoption of inverter-based chillers is predicted to create huge opportunities for the players operating in the market during the forecast period.

Homeowners Can Beat the Heat With Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning was once considered a luxury, but now comes standard in most homes. Central air conditioning can be retrofitted into most HVAC systems, with a large unit installed outdoors. The cost of an air conditioner depends on several factors including

Global Compressor Industry Outlook 2019: Growth Opportunities

This study identifies, analyzes, and evaluates the existing and upcoming trends having an impact on the global compressors market. Amid uncertain economic conditions and revival of investments in key end-user industries such as oil and gas and chemicals, it seeks to provide insights into the growth prospects for compressor manufacturers for the year 2019. It discusses the product, market, technology, and regional trends impacting the industry's growth rate and also analyzes the key trends in various end-user markets.

AWEB Geothermal has New Ownership

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Emerson Expands Asset Management Coverage for Faster Integration in Projects and Operations

Emerson has expanded AMS Device Manager with HART-IP™ support, making it easier to connect with devices and control systems and potentially eliminate hundreds of thousands of dollars in project hardware and engineering.

Panasonic Expands Family of Integrated Home Monitoring Solutions with the Stylish HomeHawk FLOOR

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France Struck by Heat Wave and RAC Sales Surge in Europe

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Trade War Accelerates and Supply Chain Heads South

The intensifying trade war between the United States and China not only casts a shadow over the global economy, but also seriously impacts both the supply and demand sides of the air conditioning industry. Manufacturers, retailers, and consumers face pressure to share the 25% tariff increase. At the same time, the air conditioner supply chain has begun or is about to start changing.

Use of R290 for Heat Pumps Expanding in Europe

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Johnson Controls Expanded Water-cooled Screw Chiller Portfolio Perfectly Matches Customers’ Needs

JARN interviewed Helen Zhao, global product line manager – water-cooled screw chillers, Johnson Controls (JCI), to hear about its new water-cooled screw chillers and their features in detail.

YAIR Focuses on Stable Development of Air Conditioner Business

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Castel Expanding Its Business Foothold to Come Closer to Its Customers

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Derry Refrigerated Transport opens first phase of new coldstore

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World Energy Balances-Complete energy balances for over 150 countries and regions

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WEBINAR: Trane’s Portfolio Continues to Grow—Trane ® / Mitsubishi Electric Ductless and VRF

When choosing a partner for your job’s specification, you need a wide-range of HVAC technologies coupled with guidance and expertise for any building application. Trane’s comprehensive portfolio continues to grow with the newest addition of Trane ®/ Mitsubishi Electric Ductless and VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) technology.


University of Birmingham and ISA heat things up

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the University of Birmingham are working together to help farmers in ‘sun-rich’ countries make the most of chilled food distribution systems powered by solar and solar-hybrid solutions.

Rinnai celebrates centenary

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Georgia Power Unveils Atlanta’s First Smart Neighborhood

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CRH Expo 2019 in Shanghai—Continued from May Issue

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Japan IT Week Showcases Cutting-edge Technologies in 11 Fields

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Pursuit of High-Quality Life with Energy Saving and Environmental Stewardship--Photo Report

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