Key Topics

  • The federal energy roadmap for the Northern Emirates, and recent initiatives
  • How Ras Al Khaimah’s Barjeel Green Building regulation is indicative of the emirate’s structured sustainable development roadmap, including achieving 30% energy savings, 20% water savings and 20% share from renewable energy by 2040 under the RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy
  • Ras Al Khaimah’s building-retrofit programme, and the implications for the VRF industry
  • What the critical mass of low-rise buildings in the Northern Emirates means for the VRF industry
  • The VRF industry’s response to retrofitting initiatives – taking an ESCO approach to replacing splits (to name one cooling approach) with VRF systems as an energy solution
  • At the same time, offering flexibility to high-rises through close collaboration with architects and other stakeholders in utilising dead space and other features
  • The growing trend of connecting multiple apartments with one VRF condensing unit, in a bid to optimise costs
  • A review of refrigerants and piping lengths… how concerns are being banished
  • The competency achieved over the years in proper design and installation of VRF systems, and the bulking up of an ecosystem of VRF technology-familiar technicians
  • Ain Al Fayda: Case study of zone-based cooling and diversity
  • The progress report on the performance of VRF technology in The Sustainable City