UL has joined Eurovent Middle East as an associate member to work towards higher safety standards in relation to HVACR equipment and installations.
The membership with Eurovent Middle East will enable UL to join forces with its peers and clients to increase the use of enhanced technological solutions in the Middle East.
UL will also form a joint working group with Eurovent Middle East, the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry association in the region, to develop initiatives for improved Indoor Air Quality.
Commenting on the membership, Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager of UL Middle East, said: “The activities of Eurovent and UL complement each other. Eurovent Association represents the manufacturers in the region with their challenges, demands and needs. UL with its broad range of services dedicated to safety and sustainability is an ideal partner to support the manufacturers directly in the region.
“We will create a joint working group with Eurovent as both sides detected the need to be more active in the field of indoor air quality in order to improve safety and life quality for the people in the region. This is very much in line with UL’s mission to foster safe living and working conditions for people around the world through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges.
“We believe together we can make a bigger impact in this specific field of indoor air quality and I am convinced that we will not stop there and collaborate in further areas in the future.”
Markus Lattner, managing director of Eurovent Middle East, said: “We are very happy to see UL joining our growing family. Our main focus at Eurovent is looking at wider issues, like how to improve energy efficiency in this region or improve indoor air quality through broader initiatives. Therefore, we see a lot of areas for a successful collaboration with UL.
“We will discuss how we can contribute together for a better understanding of the current market and seek out opportunities for improvement.
“We believe that our cooperation can help to develop specific strategies to initiate actions by authorities, property developers and by the people themselves. We hope to be involved in more collaborations to create awareness in the market for safety, latest technologies and even regulatory aspects.”