China Committee of Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning (CCHVAC) is founded in 1978, which is the earliest academic organization in the field of HVAC in China, and also the most influenced one. The committee has 135 members, who are chairmen of provincial HVAC committees and most authoritative specialists and scholars. The committee consists of seven technical committees of heating, air-conditioning, heat pump, ventilation, air purification, computer simulation and youth committee. The secretariat is in Institute of Built Environment and Energy Efficiency, China Academy of Building Research.
The function of China Committee of Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning is to focus on significant and difficult technical development, to organize multiform academic communication, organize specialists to take on projects assessment with governments’ commission, production appraisal, technical literature and standards read-and-edit, carry out standards and techniques training, organize HVAC design competition and projects appraising. Its “National Academic Conference on Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and refrigeration” has become the largest and most influenced conference in the industry.
China Committee of Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning has kept close relationship with international academic societies, such as American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Federation of European Heating and Air-conditioning, Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilation and Sanitary Engineering Associations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, The Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan, and carried out international academic activities.
Since establishment, the committee is to unite and serve HVAC technicians, guide industry technology development with science and technology, promote new technical production, update technicians’ knowledge and improve professional competence, guide provincial HVAC committees, set up platforms for the field of science and technology, education, design, engineering, manufacturing, operation and management to make HVAC development rapidly and smoothly in China.