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Award Categories

PREAMBLE

While going through the list of award categories and what is expected of you by way of submitting an entry – a 500-word essay based on a set of three questions and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation, highlighting the key aspects in your essay – you will notice that each category references certain vision statements and codes. You are required to write your essay in the context of the statements and codes. The ones mentioned only constitute an indicative list. In other words, you might wish to write the essay in the context of some other regional vision statement or code, or an international document (like ATP for transport refrigeration), in the absence of a region-specific transport-refrigeration code, which is perhaps being evolved at this point in time, though it must be added that Saudi Arabia is a relatively recent signatory to ATP. While we leave the decision to you, the onus equally is on you to be judicious in your choice, because judges will be looking for relevant regional statements, as opposed to one that is irrelevant to the Middle East or is obscure in nature.

» Click HERE to access links to vision statements and codes.

Manufacturer of the Year (Air Treatment)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to air treatment equipment, including FCUs, AHUs, air filters, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, air purifiers, kitchen air-extract systems, ecology units, odour removal and smoke removal systems. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Air movement, Ventilation)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to air movement/ventilation equipment, including ducting systems and their accessories (related to fabric, sheet metal, pre-insulated), grilles, diffusers, under-floor air distribution (UFAD), attenuators, louvres and dampers. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Fire safety)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to fire safety equipment, including fire and smoke dampers, fans and other fire-safety-related ventilation systems. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Project of the year (Fire safety)

You are eligible to apply if you are the owner or a main/lead consultant of a building or cluster of buildings, based in the Middle East. (As an owner or main/lead consultant, you were responsible for decisions related to the construction of the building or cluster of buildings.) You are eligible to apply as a developer or master-developer, as well.

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Building Envelop of the Year (contributing manufacturer)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to products that contribute to the reduction of cooling load, leading to energy savings in the built-environment, and thermal comfort. The nature of your business could also be related to any active control measures and passive control aspects, such as motorized louvres, insulation, paints & coatings, glazing and films. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Building Performance Services (Testing and Certification)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to investigating, testing and certifying products and aspects related to air quality (chemical and microbial), air flow and acoustics. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are working on assignments in the region.

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District Cooling Company of the Year

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer District Cooling-related consultancy or contracting services and are working on permanent District Cooling projects (engineering and overall services – plant rooms, reticulation networks, etc.). As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are working on assignments in the region.

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O&M Company of the Year (Chilled water plant)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer O&M services to chilled water plants, either in a District Cooling or standalone setting. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are working on assignments in the region.

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Innovative Manufacturer of the Year (Chillers)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing small and large chillers, with the aim being to assess them on the basis of the impact on the overall system. It includes the use of chillers in District Cooling as well as in standalone projects. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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District Cooling Utility Provider of the Year

You are eligible to apply, if a District Cooling utility provider in the Middle East.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Chilled Water System Equipment and Components, Less Chillers)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing small and large cooling towers, small and large pumps, valves (PICVs, etc.), sensing elements, control wiring, controllers, actuators (all kings, including motors), protection devices, control circuits, control units, control systems (pneumatic, electrical and electronic – such as BMS, DCS and SCADA), BTU meters, and small and large water and wastewater treatment systems. The aim is to assess the equipment, or components, on the basis of the impact on the overall system. It includes the use of the equipment, or components, in District Cooling as well as in standalone projects. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Standalone DX, including VRF)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing variable refrigerant flow systems. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region. You may submit more than one entry to this category.

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GCC Region Manufacturer of the Year

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to indigenously manufacturing or assembling HVACR equipment out of facilities in the Middle East.

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HVACR Accessories Manufacturer of the Year

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing rubber products (impact-protection systems, fenders), adhesive tapes, pipe supports (hangers, flanges, clamps, bolts, adjusters), fixing accessories (angles, etc.), insulation support (inserts, saddles, shields), anti-vibration products (isolators (spring-based, elastomeric), bases, mounts, pads), ducting accessories (flexible duct connectors, insulated flexible duct connectors, insulation fasteners, damper accessories), service accessories and tools, filter driers. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Project of the Year (Outdoor Cooling Systems)

You are eligible to apply if you are the owner of a project (construction site (to protect labourers toiling in the hot sun), fan zone, restaurant, safari, amphitheatre, etc.) based in the Middle East that has installed outdoor cooling systems, such as evaporative, mist-based, fog (single or cannon) or refrigeration-circuit-based systems. Or it could be barrier systems that deflect and minimise the invasion of hot airstreams by creating a high-pressure zone in stadia projects and the like. The project also could be a greenhouse for commercial agriculture and would be viewed as supporting the cause of food security; it could have a custom-built, unique system to control the temperature. As an owner of the project (construction site, restaurant, greenhouse, etc.), you were responsible for decisions related to the installation of the system. You are eligible to apply as a developer or master-developer, as well.

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Project of the Year – IEQ (Healthcare, Academic, Hospitality, Commercial, Residential)

You are eligible to apply if you are the owner of a healthcare, education, hospitality, commercial or residential facility in the Middle East. You are eligible to apply as a developer or master-developer, as well.

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MEP Consultant of the Year

You are eligible to apply if an MEP consultant involved in the engineering and overall services related to HVAC systems in standalone projects in the Middle East. (Note: There is a separate category, ‘District Cooling Company of the Year’ for consultancy work in District Cooling-related projects.)

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MEP Contractor of the Year

You are eligible to apply if an MEP contracting or sub-contracting firm involved in the engineering and overall comprehensive construction services related to HVAC systems in standalone projects in the Middle East. (Note: There is a separate category, ‘District Cooling Company of the Year’ for contracting work in District Cooling-related projects.)

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Building Efficiency Retrofit Project of the Year

You are eligible to apply if you are the owner of a project in the Middle East that has undergone retrofitting work for energy efficiency. You are eligible to apply as a developer or master-developer, as well.

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Commissioning/Re-commissioning Company of the Year

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer commissioning or re-commissioning services to buildings in the Middle East. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are working on assignments in the region.

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FM Company of the Year (Energy Management and IEQ)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer facilities management services to buildings in the Middle East. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are working on assignments in the region.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Vehicle Envelop)

You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing truck-mounted bodies, reefer trailers and the like. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or are supplying to projects in the region.

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Cold Store of the Year

You are eligible to apply if you are the owner of a cold storage facility (minimum 2,000 pallets) or facilities in the Middle East.

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Dominic de Sousa Award for Innovation

You are eligible to apply if you believe you have introduced an innovation (radical or incremental) related to any of the disciplines of the acronym, HVACR. The innovation in question could be related to a product, business model or an engineering approach (design, assembly, fabrication, installation, etc.). Or as a consultant or consultancy firm, you could have introduced an approach (design solutions and strategies) to an existing or anticipated challenge. Much in the same way, as a contractor, you could have introduced an approach to an existing or anticipated challenge. Further, as a research and development firm, you could have arrived at a revolutionary discovery. As an applicant, you could be based in the Middle East or have applied the innovation in the region.

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