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.
- 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