December 11th, 2013
Empower, the leading district cooling provider in the Middle East, has scooped the special Editor’s Choice Award for its support of the ASHRAE District Cooling and Heating Design Manual at the 3rd Annual Climate Control Awards in Dubai.
Empower won the award for its financial and technical support of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)in the preparation and publication of a design manual for district heating and cooling plants and networks. ASHRAE is the leading authority in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The design manual was released early 2013 and is considered as an enormous achievement and a technical landmark in the HVACR industry.
“Empower is delighted and very honoured to have received this award. We are proud to be recognised for our contribution towards introducing best practice in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry around the world, particularly through the design manual on district cooling plants and networks,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
“We hope that our support of the ASHRAE manual has significantly helped position the Middle East as a key influencer of global standards and a strategic thought leader within this growing industry.”
Speaking at the awards ceremony, held in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, B. Surendar, the Editorial Director of Climate Control, said: “The Design Manual is the manifestation of the expertise gained over the years. It is an international document that the entire Middle East should be immensely proud of.”
The Climate Control HVACR Awards are produced by CPI Industry, the publishers of Climate Control Middle East magazine and the evaluation process is monitored by KPMG. In addition to entries fom Middle East companies, CPI also received nearly 50 entries from companies all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, India and the United States. The awards are given in five main categories including building performance, district cooling, refrigeration, standalone systems and ventilation systems.