Revisiting 2018 with HVACR Leaders Magazine
The year 2018 is a breath of fresh air for the HVACR industry as innovations are being developed to improve cooling and heating systems to become an instrument in slowing down the effects of climate change. In pursuit of a sustainable future, companies continue to introduce new products that minimize energy consumption and the use of harmful substances.
Energy efficiency is a major priority of HVACR leaders as global demands continue to rise and challenges upsurge. Letting go of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and integrating robotics in the industry are the major trends in the industry this year. Making the HVACR cleaner more than ever is a mission in which every company wants to succeed.
This milestone won’t be achieved if not because of the HVACR leaders who have dedicated themselves in transforming their companies and amplifying corporate responsibility. As a celebration of the industry’s success for this year, we will do a recap of the leaders whose efforts become pivotal in realizing the vision of their companies.
In February, HVACR Leaders magazine featured Sarmad Fakhri, Managing Director of Kingspan Insulation which has achieved its third successive year on the CDPs Climate ‘A’ list through its efforts to reach net-zero energy use at its facilities by 2020. The March issue, meanwhile, tackled the contribution of Willis Haviland Carrier, the “father” of modern air-conditioning, his humble beginnings, his legacy and how Carrier shaped the HVAC industry.
In the fourth month, we saw how Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), through the leadership of Stephen Yurek, has improved the trade among HVACR and water heating equipment manufacturers in the world by developing industry-recognized performance standards. The following month, Raphael Khlat, President of Faisal Jassim Group, talked about how Faisal Jassim has risen to the epitome of its market to be one of the most preferred companies for clients and contractors in GCC countries.
The months of June and July, HVACR Leaders magazine revealed how Stephen Lisk, the new President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Talbot Gee, the CEO of Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) have respectively made a huge impact in designing and developing high-quality buildings and in reducing the negative effects on the environment that can be attributed in the industry.
The month of August heard the story of Paul Stalknetch, the President of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the organization’s contribution to energy efficiency and a cleaner and safer environment by creating standards and manuals. Meanwhile, it is Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Khansaheb, Managing Director of Khansaleb Industries, who graced the cover of our September issue, sharing how one of its products, Spiralite became unrivalled as the best performing AC ductwork available in the global market.
Before the year ends, we were able to tackle how robotics can change the game in the HVACR industry and how architects will take over HVACR. In October, we saw that the industry has a very promising future in the hands or robotics as it can increase efficiency and productivity as well as boost product performance. The following month, we were able to discuss how green architecture can reduce the need of air-conditions through innovative designs that house natural cooling systems.
Truly, a big difference was made by these HVACR leaders and we believe that there are far more better innovations and ideas in store for the future. With this kind of devotion in providing only the best solutions for the global market, we will indeed expect a cooler place to live in.