Masthead - VRF Middle East

Key Topics

  • Milestones and accomplishments: Tracing the positive experiences with VRFs in projects in the GCC region: Developers and consultants perspective [VIDEO]
  • The 2020 World EXPO effect: Exploring VRF growth opportunities in the mega-event.
  • Studying the performance of VRFs in high-rise towers, villas, malls, hospitals and process cooling applications
  • Where do VRFs fit into the region’s sustainable development goals?
  • Green ally? Is VRF technology helping Green Building consultants achieve more credits for Pearl 3 or LEED Platinum, to cite two examples?
  • Benefits for consultants and contractors, in terms of cost, of speed of service, and of speed of response to complaints and to requests for spare parts
  • Value engineering of projects, and how to make VRF a viable technology. Considering such aspects as total cost of ownership and total cost of development
  • Aftermarket services as a key differentiator in a highly competitive market; a profile of best practices, including structured training, mentorship in installation and broad support
  • Installation aspects: Brazing, flushing, wiring
    Structuring of maintenance, and warranty terms and conditions: A need for supervision of maintenance by VRF manufacturers. If maintained by an external service provider, is it fair to expect VRF manufacturers to honour the warranty period? A need for authorised service providers, akin to expectation of authorised installers
  • Regulations with a view to saving energy, reducing carbon emissions and reducing the electricity bill for the consumer
  • The current VRF-related regulation framework in Europe, and the European experience with a SEER-based approach, system of different weightages and considering part-load
  • The right way to test and certify VRF systems: A GCC regulatory body’s perspective
  • The time frame given to manufacturers for implementing regulations, and the inherent challenges time constraints pose on product development