HVAC R Expo Experts Suggest Connected Tech Will Support GCC Sustainability and Innovation

Can HVAC R yield the greatest saving potential of any sector of the economy?

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The HVAC R Expo, which took place recently this past November at the Dubai World Trade Centre and hosted over 200 exhibitors and 20 free CPD workshops, shed some informative light on the future of the GCC urban sector. According to the BNC Network, one of the HVAC R Expo intelligence partners, this sector accounts for 49% of the region’s 2.3 trillion dollar construction market with over 18,000 projects underway. The expo specifically highlighted how connected tech will be the key to achieving GCC sustainability targets through better climate management.

Undoubtedly one of the main solutions for providing comfort in the arid built landscape, leaders in the industry have gathered at HVAC R Expo to showcase the latest indoor climate innovations and techniques.

On the back of the growing urban market, HVAC R Expo has launched for the first time as part of The Big 5 this week.  Both events run until 29 November 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre, with HVAC R Expo open to Project and Design Engineers, Consultants, Facilities and Operations managers and more.

 “HVAC R accounts for heavy usage of energy in buildings or industries, representing 70% of the total energy consumption of on average.” He adds: “It is logical to assume that HVAC R can yield to the greatest saving potential of any sector of the economy.”
- Faisal Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at the Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai

The leading industry dedicated event in the region, HVAC R Expo hosts over 200 exhibitors, presenting products including Air Conditioning and Ventilation, Heating and Refrigeration Systems, as well as increasingly popular measuring technology and climate control solutions.

Colin Bridges, Business Development Director at exhibiting company Belimo Automation FZE comments: “The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a major opportunity in the GCC construction industry, where data driven smart devices are being increasingly used to improve and enhance performance of cooling systems.”

Global market leader in HVAC R solutions, Belimo Automation FZE commits to investing in new technology to help push the industry. They are showcasing their latest Energy Valves at the expo, offering 'total visibility by monitoring and storing data and making it available for recording, analysis, and trending reports'. He adds: “The integrated logic helps to manage circuit performance, save money and improve efficiency”

In a further bid to push the industry forward, HVAC R Expo is also hosting 20 free-to-attend CPD (continuing professional certified) workshops. The HVAC R Talks are delivered by some of the most prominent industry names, yet to update attendees on the most recent and upcoming industry regulations, as well as give insight into ventilation design for super-tall buildings.

Saziye Dickson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA (Building Services Research & Information Association) has covered "HVAC R market drivers and challenges today and beyond 2020" at the HVAC R Talks.

“Over the past three years we have seen a trend towards implementation of smarter HVAC R systems thanks to advances in smart controls. As the systems and requirements of them become ever more sophisticated, the use of smart controls is having a significant impact in reducing energy consumption.”
- Saziye Dickson

Dr. Omar Abdelaziz, ASHRAE Global Training Center Instructor, concludes: “HVAC R Expo brings a much-needed exposure of the state-of-the-art to the GCC HVAC R industry. It provides an opportunity to learn about the newest commercial HVAC product offering for the GCC market with a special emphasis on hot climate conditions, while offering free-learning.”

HVAC R Expo runs until 29 November 2018 (from 11:00 to 19:00 hrs daily) at Dubai World Trade Centre, Za’abeel Halls 4 & 5. It enjoys support from Founding Partners Fawaz, SKM Air Conditioning LLC, and Trox, Air Conditioning Partner, Finpower, Ducting Solutions Partner, Khansaheb and Lanyard Sponsor, Technalco. In addition the event has backing from REHVA, AHRI, ASHRAE, BSRIA, and Arabian Business Community.

Offering a one-stop shop for all things construction related from concept through to design, HVAC R Expo runs as part of The Big 5 along with The Big 5 Solar, the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, Middle East Concrete and The Big 5 Heavy. The mega construction event is hosting over 2,500 exhibiting companies from 60+ participating countries and 100+ educational sessions.

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