Posted on January 29, 2015

As Qatar's population and economy continue to expand, so too does its need for reliable and efficient energy distribution. Qatar has the unenviable tag of being the second highest electricity consumer among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, of which a staggering 80% is used to provide air conditioning in buildings. Whilst this over-dependence on air conditioning is a huge concern, at the very least the problem is easily identifiable.

Government backed initiatives to reduce end-user consumption (particularly air conditioning and water) have proven difficult to implement due to Qatar’s free electricity, water, and natural gas policy for its citizens.  Initiatives such as Kahramaa’s Tarsheed program and GORD’s GSAS have been launched to support Qatar’s National Vision 2030 for sustainable development and have begun to show signs of promise, however both are still at a relatively early stage in Qatar.

Therefore, the construction, engineering and utilities market still has a huge role to play if the energy reduction targets in Qatar are to be achieved by 2016.  In order to support the cooling, refrigeration and ventilation market, ACM’s HVACTech Qatar conference is set to return for its second successful year. Launched at Project Qatar in 2014, the HVACTech Qatar conference was received enthusiastically by the industry: “HVACTech was a good opportunity for us, to learn more about the MEP business in Qatar, and most important of all, to expand our network here. We are sure this will improve our chances to be involved in future cooling projects”, praised the Senior Technical Advisor of Associate Sponsor, Condair.

How does it feel to fly with the best ?

The 2015 edition is shaping up to be just as impressive, with senior figures from leading organizations such as ASHRAE, MZ & Partners, KEO, Arab Engineering Bureau, Marafeq, Drake and Scull, Qatar Green Building Council as well as many more, all confirmed to participate. This year’s event will address key opportunities and challenges in the HVAC and cooling industries and showcase the very latest technological solutions. HVACTech Qatar 2015 will be hosted at the 12th annual edition of Project Qatar – Qatar’s International Trade Construction, Building, and Environmental Technology & Materials Exhibition.

For further information about the conference, please visit www.hvactechqatar.com. There are currently sponsorship opportunities available for manufacturers and solution providers to showcase their products and services. You can contact Firaz Khalid at opportunities@acm-events.com or call +971 4 3614001 to find out how your business can benefit from this opportunity.

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