Award Categories

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Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year (Air Treatment)

Scope: 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year (Air Movement, Ventilation)

Scope: 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year (Fire Safety)

Scope: 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Building Envelop of the Year (Contributing Manufacturer/Supplier)

Scope: 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 motorised louvres, insulation, paints & coatings, glazing and films. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Building Performance Services (Testing & Certification)

Scope: 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if offering your services to businesses in the region.

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District Cooling Company of the Year

Scope: 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.). You are eligible to apply only if 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)

Scope: 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or are working on assignments in the region.

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District Cooling Utility Provider of the Year

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

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Innovative Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year (Chillers)

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying small or 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year (Chilled Water System Equipment & Components, Less Chillers)

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying small or large cooling towers, small or large pumps, valves (PICVs, etc.), sensing elements, control wiring, controllers, actuators (all kinds, 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Standalone DX)

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying standalone DX systems. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year (VRF Systems)

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying variable refrigerant flow systems. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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GCC Region Manufacturer of the Year

Scope: 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/Supplier of the Year

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying 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. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if manufacturing or supplying to projects in the region.

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Project of the Year (Outdoor Cooling Systems)

Scope: 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 may apply as a developer or master-developer, as well.

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

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

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MEP Consultant of the Year

Scope: 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

Scope: 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

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

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Commissioning/Re-commissioning Company of the Year

Scope: 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.

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FM Company of the Year (Energy Management & IEQ)

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer facilities management services to buildings in the Middle East.

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Manufacturer of the Year (Vehicle Envelop)

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing truck-mounted bodies, reefer trailers and the like. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or are supplying to clients in the region.

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Cold Store of the Year

Scope: You are eligible to apply if 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

Scope: 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, software, 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. You are eligible to apply if based in the Middle East or have applied the innovation in the region.

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Editor’s Choice Award