GCI-UICP is the European mechanical contractors' association representing the interests of 180,000 heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing contractors from 23 European countries as well as Australia , Canada and the USA . Member businesses provide about 1,4m highly qualified jobs and generate a total turnover of Euro 140 billon.
GCI-UICP was founded in 2001, when GCI and UICP decided to join their forces and form a unique European association for mechanical contractors. GCI's history goes back to 1935, while UICP was established in 1956.
Our mission: Building comfort efficiently
People spend about 97 % 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.
GCI-UICP members are key players in this area. They
GCI-UICP's principle aims are
CEETB - joint umbrella body of specialist building
In 1976, GCI, UICP and the European association of electrical
contractors, AIE created a joint European specialist engineering contractors
association - the CEETB.
The CEETB deals with all topics of common interest including
The opening of energy markets;
efficiency and renewable sources of energy;
environmental topics and