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SARACCA speaks to championing safety as one of their standards in maintaining quality Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for all.

On July 20, 2023, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

SARACCA champions safety as one of their pillars which are paramount in upholding their standards. The aim of members is to continually strive to improve the image, competency and standards of the industry and the Association provides a forum for this purpose. We’re an association of contractors who have individually…

HVAC Contractors Face Challenges in Construction Tenders

How to Navigate Contractual Issues and Protect Your Business When it comes to entering construction tenders, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) contractors face several challenges that can impact their ability to do business effectively. One of the most significant issues that contractors face is contractual manipulation and onerous conditions…

Powerful compressors drive cooling research

GEA Grasso screw compressors for the compression of helium gas are playing a crucial role in one of the world’s largest construction projects for cutting-edge international research. The compressors are part of the FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) particle accelerator facility for cooling superconducting magnets. The order placed…

Dean Munsamy is the newly elected President of SARACCA

“Joy! Having enough time and freedom to live your life and enjoy the journey of your story. This includes love, life, family, making memories, friends, community and work.” This is the  newly elected President of SARACCA Dean Munsamy’s idea of success. Dean Munsamy is the newly appointed president of the…

Certificates of Conformity via App

On January 20, 2023, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With 1 Comment

This article continues on from the previous column dealing with CoCs via the online App. The online app can be downloaded from the Play Store using a tablet or smart phone. Search for the SAQCC Gas CoC and proceed with installation. You will be asked if you are registered in…

Building HVAC and PV-powered thermoelectric cooling

Scientists have proposed a way to combine thermoelectric modules (TEMs) with rooftop PV to support HVAC function in buildings. They designed a wall-integrated TEM to heat and cool adjacent rooms. An Australian-Indian research group has looked at how thermoelectric modules (TEMs) and PV could be combined to provide heating, ventilation and air…

A Breath of Fresh Air—Necessity, Not Luxury

Picture yourself in a building with minimal windows, vents, doors, and other openings. There is no movement at all in the stale and dense air. Feeling uncomfortable yet? While some may say you could endure this environment at home, work or in public spaces, this is not simply a bit…

Debate on air conditioning as a basic right

Is access to cool air a human right in today’s environments? Canada is debating the question, and climate activists aren’t the only ones pressing the issue. A coalition representing private and public sector interests – including insurance companies, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the…

Boost for sustainable cooling in Africa

The new funding secures work at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) in Rwanda until 2025. ACES was established in 2020 by the governments of the UK and Rwanda, the Centre for Sustainable Cooling, the United Nations Environment Programme’s United for Efficiency initiative and…

Supporting Ground-breaking Green Initiatives with HVAC Expertise

Global fossil fuel supply and cost remains volatile as the Russian invasion of Ukraine persists. Worldwide supply chains and inflation have been thrown into chaos. These circumstances are adding further pressure on the major sectors, which have the largest influence on global warming, to meet net-zero carbon emissions commitments. Buildings…

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