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ASHRAE Announces Building Excellence Credential MENA and Spring Training Schedule

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  • 15 Mar 2018
  • Atlanta

ASHRAE Announces Building Excellence Credential MENA and Spring Training Schedule

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Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (Mar. 15, 2018) – ASHRAE announced the spring schedule of training toward its Building Excellence Credential MENA. The training will take place at ASHRAE’s Global Training Center for Building Excellence in Dubai.

“The credential program is important to the Middle East and Northern Africa region because it addresses the challenges unique to this area,” says Farooq Mehboob, P.E., ASHRAE Region-At-Large Director and Regional Chair. “This is the only program that provides real world application of ASHRAE standards and concepts to professionals who are actively involved in providing the latest facility operational strategies and technologies to this region.”

The ASHRAE Building Excellence Credential MENA provides an opportunity for individuals to achieve recognition for successful completion of a curriculum of training in the building performance field. This credential is only available and earned by participation in the training curricula available at the ASHRAE Global Training Center—Dubai.

“Part of ASHRAE’s mission is to present new technology on a more global scale,” says Dr. Ahmed Alaa, ASHRAE Assistant Regional Chair, Region-at-Large. “The credential program brings customized training directly to the people of the region, with a focus on equipping building professionals with practical solutions to serve the needs of their local communities.”

A new course, “The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities (MENA),” is scheduled to take place on 9 May. This training provides a background review of international treaties and initiatives that support the transition from hydroclorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and hydrofluorocabon (HFC) refrigerants towards non-ozone depleting (ODP), low global warming potential (GWP) substances. Refrigerant options suitable for use now and in the future within the region, and related Standards and Codes of Systems and Substances will be covered. The training is presented from industry experts on current practices and expected outcomes.

Offering added value, the most popular course, “HVAC Design Essentials (MENA),” taking place 6-8 May, following the new refrigerants training, will provide intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services in the MENA region. Bundled pricing is available.

“Commercial Building Energy Audits (MENA),” to be held 1 April, offers best practices and other information relevant for building owners, managers and government entitles on performing ASHRAE Level 1, 2 and 3 audits, time-saving tips, how to hire an auditor, what to ask for in a comprehensive audit report, and how to build a successful energy efficiency retrofit team. The training is taught by certified energy manager Hassan Younes.

Credits can be earned towards the Building Excellence Credential MENA.

To register or for a complete list of Building Excellence Credential MENA courses, visit

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at