Award Categories

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MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (AIR TREATMENT) [CCAMSAT2201]

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, incorporated virus-killing devices (UV, etc.), kitchen air-extract systems, ecology units, odour removal, smoke removal systems, etc. 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) [CCAMSAMV2202]

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), fans, blowers, grilles, diffusers, under-floor air distribution (UFAD), attenuators, louvres and dampers, etc. 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 & LIFE SAFETY) [CCAMFLS2203]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to fire and life safety equipment, including ducting (coated & non-coated), 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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DISTRICT COOLING CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR [CCADCC2204]

Scope: Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer District Cooling-related consultancy 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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DISTRICT COOLING UTILITY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR [CCADCUP2205]

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

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INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (CHILLERS) [CCAMSCH2206]

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 AND COMPONENTS, LESS CHILLERS) [CCAMSCW2207]

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/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (STANDALONE DX) [CCAMSSDX2208]

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) [CCAMSVRS2209]

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 [CCAGCCMF2210]

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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MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (WATER HEATERS) [CCAMSWH2211]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying water heaters. 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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HVACR ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR [CCAHVACS2212]

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, NEW CONSTRUCTION - IEQ (HEALTHCARE, ACADEMIC, HOSPITALITY, COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL) [CCAHVACS2213]

Scope: You are eligible to apply, if you are 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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HVAC TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR (ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ESG) [CCAHVTEE2214]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if you are a technician working on HVAC services in the Middle East. You may apply as an individual or as part of a company.

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MEP CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (LARGE PROJECTS: >AED 100M) [CCACNSLG2215]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if an HVAC/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 Consultant of the Year’, should your work be specific to District Cooling projects.)

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MEP CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE PROJECTS: >AED 100M) [CCACNTLG2216]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if an HVAC/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.

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MEP CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (MID-SIZED PROJECTS: AED 30M-AED100M [CCACNSMD2217]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if an HVAC/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 Consultant of the Year’, should your work be specific to District Cooling projects.)

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MEP CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (MID-SIZED PROJECTS: AED 30M-AED 100M) [CCACNTMD2218]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if an HVAC/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.

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MEP CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (SMALL PROJECTS: < AED 30M) [CCACNSSM2219]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if an HVAC/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 (SMALL PROJECTS: < AED 30M) [CCACNTSM2220]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if an HVAC/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.

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ESCO OF THE YEAR [CCAESC2221]

Scope: You are eligible to apply, if you are an ESCO operating in the Middle East. You may also apply on behalf of the owner of a project.

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IAQ HEALTHCARE RETROFIT PROJECT OF THE YEAR [CCAIQHR2222]

Scope: You are eligible to apply, if you are the owner of an existing healthcare facility in the Middle East that has undergone retrofitting work for indoor air quality to contain the spread of viruses, and to protect and enable it to effectively handle future pandemics, as and when they might occur. The work carried out could have been upgrading of equipment ? high-efficiency air filters even in areas of the facility that traditionally have not attracted such attention; procuring of mobile air filtration units, air scrubbers, etc.; undertaking broad and specific measures to minimise surface contamination; and establishing protocols and procedures for converting regular rooms into negative air pressure isolation rooms and for additional ventilation-related work, etc.

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COMMISSIONING/RE-COMMISSIONING COMPANY OF THE YEAR [CCACOMR2223]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is to offer commissioning, re-commissioning or retro-commissioning services to buildings in the Middle East.

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IoT INTEGRATION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR [CCAIOTI2224]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your work is related to integrating the Internet of Things/AI/ML to improve HVACR-related building performance, including remote monitoring of HVACR equipment, harvesting data, diagnostics, predictive maintenance. This could include improving energy efficiency, optimising water use, enhancing indoor environmental quality (IEQ) or reliability of comfort cooling or process cooling. This could also be in the context of refrigeration (cold chain) and broad commercial and industrial refrigeration projects. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or if contributing to projects in the region.

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DIGITAL SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR [CCADIGS2225]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to running a digital platform for the supply of HVACR equipment. 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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HVAC CONSULTING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR [CCAHCEN2226]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if based in the Middle East or if contributing to projects in the region, towards improving building performance, including energy efficiency, reliability and IEQ. This award recognises individuals, but you may apply if a member of a project team, as long as you are able to clearly demonstrate your substantial individual contribution to the project.

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HVAC ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (CLIENT SIDE) [CCAHVENG2227]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if based in the Middle East or if contributing to projects in the region, towards improving building performance, including energy efficiency, reliability and IEQ, as the leader of the building owner?s O&M team. This award recognises individuals, but you may apply if a member of a project team, as long as you are able to clearly demonstrate your substantial individual contribution to the project.

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YOUNG HVAC CONSULTING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR [CCAYHCE2228]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if you are below 30 and are based in the Middle East or if contributing to projects in the region, towards improving building performance, including energy efficiency, reliability and IEQ. This award recognises individuals, but you may apply if a member of a project team, as long as you are able to clearly demonstrate your substantial individual contribution to the project.

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HVAC YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (CLIENT SIDE) [CCAHVYE2229]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if you are below 30 years of age and based in the Middle East or if contributing to projects in the region, towards improving building performance, including energy efficiency, reliability and IEQ as the leader of the building owner's O&M team. This award recognises individuals, but you may apply as a member of a project team, as long as you are able to clearly demonstrate your substantial individual contribution to the project.

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MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT: COMPRESSORS) [CCAMSRFC2230]

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

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MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (REFRIGERATION: INSULATION) [CCAMSRFI2231]

Scope: You are eligible to apply if the nature of your business is related to manufacturing or supplying insulation-related solutions for refrigeration applications. You are eligible to apply only if based in the Middle East or are supplying to clients in the region.

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DOMINIC DE SOUSA AWARD FOR INNOVATION [CCADOMI2232]

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 [CCAEDIC2233]

Scope: This category does not invite submittals. The choice of winner(s) is at the discretion of the Editor of Climate Control Middle East magazine, in consultation (if required) with a review committee appointed for the specific purpose.