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Gemba - a management process for leading the organization

What does Gemba mean? Gemba is a Japanese word that can be translated as the place “where value is created and things happen”. So why do we use the term Gemba? Because developing this attitude throughout the organisation, and especially among management, plays an important part in the company’s growth over the long term. When managers leave their desk to go to the production line...
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Celebrate excellence, regardless of gender - Ilana Koegelenberg on women in HVAC/R

Only very few women work in the HVAC/R business . Why does such a prospering and sustainable sector find it so hard to attract female talent? After having hosted Andrea Voigt , this time we speak to Ilana Koegelenberg, Editor for Cold Link Africa and the Refrigeration and AC Africa (RACA) Journal.    How did you come to work in the HVAC/R sector? When you were a...
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What happens at Purdue, innovates the HVAC/R industry…and just might save the world

Every other summer since 1972 a community of brilliant minds comprised of academic researchers, students, and industry professionals gather in central Indiana, USA to share their findings on various topics that push the limits of current technologies in the built environment. This past week under the backdrop of a scorching July heatwave the Purdue University held its 24 th Compressor...
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Natural refrigerants “to avoid a new problem”

Since 1994, every two years, researchers on compression refrigeration circuits around the world meet in a different city to share their work and experiences on natural refrigerants, in honour to Gustav Lorentzen , the Norwegian scientist who rediscovered CO 2 as a refrigerant in heating and cooling applications. This rediscovery happened in the late 1980s, crucial days for refrigerants, as...
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Goose-bumps rooms, energy saving and IoT

A report from the ASHRAE Summer Conference in Houston, 23-27 June 2018 I landed in Houston on June 21 and was welcomed by a nice and warm breeze blowing in from the Gulf. “Summer again!”, I thought, after the intercontinental flight from Europe during which I felt a bit cold, even though I am used to a slightly low temperature on those long-haul flights. Taxi trip. After...
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Heat recovery ventilation and humidification: the new horizon in comfort

Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems are today becoming more and more important in the commercial and residential ventilation sector. These systems involve very compact air handling units, equipped with heat recovery, which introduce a stream of fresh air from the outside into the air-conditioned environment, while at the same time discharging the exhaust air. The heat exchanger,...
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Sailing into the future

What is the situation of the HVAC market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) , what opportunities are there and how can these be grasped effectively?  These and other topics were discussed in Riccione during the CAREL Sales Workshop HVAC EMEA from 4 to 8 June 2018. Against a general backdrop of economic growth in Europe, the HVAC market is very dynamic, standing out...
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The value of transparency

How many times have we discussed something or argued with someone and then realised later that we weren’t completely right? Sometimes, we convince ourselves of things based on opinions or suppositions that then turn out not to be true. It’s nothing strange, it’s simply human nature . It is not always easy to stay connected to reality, because we like to believe that we know the...
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A change in perception to trigger change - Andrea Voigt about women in the HVAC/R

In our first post about gender gap in the HVAC/R, we highlighted how in the USA women in HVAC account for a meagre 1% of the total. To help understand why this industry is unable to attract female talents, we interviewed Andrea Voigt, since 2009 Director General of the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE).    What did you graduate in? Why did...
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What's the recipe for building a good product?

What is a good product? Have you ever wondered what a good product is? When I buy a product that I can easily install and start using, I can start to believe that “it’s a good product”. Last year I bought a home theatre: it suited my living room in terms of its colours and shape, I easily connected the 5+1 speakers using the coloured connectors, I connected it to the TV using the cable...
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Date: 21/6/2018
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Date: 7/6/2018
Eason Cheng
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Date: 24/5/2018
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Date: 3/5/2018
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Date: 19/4/2018
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Date: 12/4/2018
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Date: 22/2/2018
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