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  • Dubai sets air conditioning to 24ºC

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended its annual “Set your AC to 24°C” campaign to raise awareness among customer and commercial consumers about the importance of rationalizing consumption to preserve natural resources.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/02
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment
  • Trends and Markets: The Dubai District-Cooling Boom

    The United Arab Emirates has the potential to become the world's largest district-cooling market: demand is estimated at 10 million tonnes of refrigeration (36 360 MW) in the next 10 years. The construction boom in Dubai has triggered particularly...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • The world's first rotating skyscraper unveiled in Dubai

    "Dynamic Tower" in Dubai, to be completed by 2020, will have floors that can rotate 360 degrees

    • Publication date : 2017/07/25
    • Subjects: Environment
  • World's largest indoor ski slope in Dubai

    Dubai has announced it will build the world’s largest indoor ski resort, with a 1.2 kilometre run.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/12
  • World’s first temperature controlled city to be built in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates’ vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has announced the world’s first temperature controlled city to be constructed in Dubai.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/26
  • Solar-powered modular facade capable of cooling and heating a building

    In Germany, researchers are testing a modular solar-powered facade that includes a mini heat pump for heating and cooling, and a decentralised ventilation unit with heat...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/07
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Cuban plant to destroy substances depleting the ozone layer

    Cuba will be the first country in Latin America to open a plant meant to destroy CFCs.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/03
  • Treated water for district cooling

    In Dubai, Empower claims to have saved 735,000 m3 of fresh water last year by using treated water in its district cooling systems.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/04
    • Subjects: General information, Environment
  • R410A/R22 alternatives for AC in high-ambient temperature environments: R32 and R290

    The final US Oak Ridge National Laboratory report – presented during MOP27 in Dubaï – compares the performance of low-GWP alternative refrigerants to HFC R410A in mini-split air conditioners (ACs) under high-ambient-temperature conditions.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/11
  • Briefs: Cool job

    Cooling Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building is not without its challenges. The huge cooling plant designed by ETA M&E's district cooling division supplies chilled water for the Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and two 5-star hotels. Inside the Burj...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Brief: York International

    York International signed a 25 million USD contract, believed to be the largest ever air-conditioning contract of this type, to provide cooling to the Dubai Airport extension. The York team worked alongside the Dubai department of Civil Aviation...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Zero emissions in the desert

    Eckhard Gerber, a German architect, is to build office towers in Riyadh, Dubai and Bahrain that produce all their own energy. The zero emissions office building has arrived! The 68-storey state-of-the-art 322-m Burj al-Taqa ("Energy Tower") in...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Out of ordinary: Skiing under a hot desert sun

    What has been referred to as one of the "biggest refrigerators in the world", Dubai's indoor winter sports centre, designed by Acer Snowmech Consultants, spans 170 000 m3, defying nature and a stifling hot desert sun. In order to create an ideal...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Out of the ordinary: The world’s first refrigerated beach!

    Versace, the renowned fashion house, is to create the world's first cooled beach so that hotel guests can walk comfortably across the sand on scorching days. The beach will be next to the new Palazzo Versace Hotel which is being built in Dubai,...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Markets: Chillers

    According to a recent market report by BSRIA, an estimated 200 400 units of chillers were shipped worldwide in 2004. The estimated number of centrifugal chillers was 8500 with the USA at the centre of production (3500 units equal to 41% of the...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers