Who we are

Who we are

GCP Europe is the voice of the efficient building engineering services. GCP Europe represents and promotes the interests of the Building Services Engineering Sector: plumbing and HVAC at the European Union level, paving the way for policies conducive to a stable business environment in which its members operate.

GCP Europe counts 22 member associations in 18 countries. It took on its new name in 2014 – it was formerly known as Genie Climatique Internationale – Union Internationale de la Couverture et de la Plomberie; GCI-UICP.

People spend about 90 % of a day in buildings. Indoor climate and water supply therefore belong to the main features determining indoor comfort. On the other hand, more than 40 % of the final energy consumption in Europe is used for heating needs of buildings and for domestic hot water production. Hence, technical building systems have become a priority area to reduce the use of traditional energy sources.

 

Our goals

  • To inform the members about relevant European developments
  • To provide an entry point for influencing the content of European technical standards and legislation
  • To provide a platform for the members to exchange best practices, knowledge in order to better confront common problems

 

Our members’ activities

The diversity of our members activities covers the width of:

  • Installing, planning, and maintain heating, ventilation, air condition and plumbing systems in buildings (a multi-service approach);
  • Advise on system integrating and innovative smart controls;
  • Regular inspections, energy auditing/assessment (in the framework of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive);
  • Advise about energy efficiency/performance to real estate investors and end-users;
  • Advice on renewable energy systems such as solar thermal, heat pump, biomass heating, fuel cell, power-heat coupling and photovoltaic systems, and their installing, planning, and maintenance;
  • Performance contracting.

 

Our Working Groups

Delegates within GCP Europe periodically come together in two Working Groups that are driven by need from the member associations:

  • Policy area Energy
  • Policy area Public Procurement

 

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