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The total estimated HVAC spend on construction projects in Dubai is approximately $1.5bn and is growing in line with the values of the contracts awarded in the urban construction sector, according to recent reports. Demand for smart, innovative, and sustainable cooling solutions is increasing in the region owing to the large number of projects being announced.
The panel, moderated by (extreme right) Phillipa Grant, division manager at AESG, featured (from left to right) Dinesh Rupani, divisional manager from Leminar; Nigel Eckersall, director design and development, VX Studio; AR Sureshkumar, general manager – projects and business development, Voltas Ltd; and Nabil Shahin, sales unit director from Daikin MEA.
Shahin said: “The variable refrigerant mow (VRF) system has become popular of late, which understands heat load requirements and supplies the required capacity.”
But Sureshkumar disagrees. “Personally, I'm not a big fan of VRF systems. I prefer medium range systems. VRF is simply an interim solution, and we need to think beyond that.”
Rupani remarked: “Seasonal conditioning is another vital factor that can help sustainable cooling systems.”
Eckersall concluded the panel saying: “/ne regulation supports another-- lreproof facades help manage air conditioning for a building.”