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Awards Overview

Welcome to the 11th edition of the Climate Control Awards.

The dominant business sentiment in 2021 seems to be determination to regain ground lost to the pandemic and, prior to that, to the challenging environment posed by 2019. While financial sustainability of businesses is a critical aspect, HVACR-related enterprises carry the responsibility of supporting socio-economic and sustainable development through providing comfort cooling, good indoor air quality and process cooling, amongst other aspects, in a manner that is conducive to lowering direct and indirect emissions, protecting the general environment and ensuring safety. The nagging question, though, is: ‘To what extent is the HVACR industry serving the regional and global communities in mitigating the climate crisis and in safeguarding the built-environment?’

A deeper question in the context of climate change is, ‘How is the HVACR industry serving and supporting countries that have released a new set of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the terms of the Paris Agreement, to reduce their emissions?’

These questions are pertinent and place the burden on the HVACR industry to answer them adequately and on the basis of evidence. The Climate Control Awards exercise is aligned to this fundamental necessity – to answer the questions asked in a manner that is reliant on integrity and as reflecting true intent and genuine action to push the world towards greater safety.

We have articulated this before, and we are doing so again: So, how exactly have you contributed as individuals or organisations to mitigate the climate crisis? How have you contributed towards enhancing fire safety, maintaining food safety, protecting data centres and supporting industrial processes, to name some mission-critical functions? These are important questions that define who you are as a people and an industry. They form the basis of evaluation.

As always, we have strived to keep the application process as simple as possible. We want you to wholeheartedly participate in the Awards exercise and treat it as a yardstick of the progress humanity must inevitably make in safeguarding people and planet.

With Best Wishes,

Surendar Balakrishnan
Co-Founder & Editorial Director, CPI Industry