November 25, 2019 – UC Davis’ Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) is excited to introduce their newest affiliate, The International Certification Board (ICB) and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB). ICB/TABB sets the certification standards for the HVAC industry. As an affiliate, ICB/TABB will join WCEC’s efforts to accelerate development and commercialization of efficient heating, cooling, and energy distribution solutions. Funds from ICB/TABB’s commitment will support operations and research crucial to the goals of WCEC.

Affiliates are integral to WCEC’s success. By working together, the center learns more about industry concerns, activities, and priorities; while affiliates benefit from engagement with the center’s faculty, researchers, and professional network, as well as the integrated solutions developed.

About the WCEC

WCEC is committed to serving as a collaborative hub that brings together stakeholders from all sectors to engage on and prioritize pressing concerns. The center uses data-driven research as a catalyst for the adoption of collective solutions to modern heating, cooling, and energy distribution challenges. The center includes full-scale laboratories for research and development, as well as prototype and product testing.


The International Certification Board (ICB) and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) are committed to the welfare of the general public, engineers, building owners and design professionals by working to assure all building environmental systems are installed properly and adjusted to design specifications, and that HVAC Fire Life Safety systems are properly inspected, tested and maintained. ICB/TABB offer the first and only ANSI-accredited HVAC testing, adjusting and balancing certification program. ICB/TABB certified professionals subscribe to a strict Code of Conduct and pledge to upgrade their skills to meet advances in the HVAC industry.

More Information:

UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center

The Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau

Affiliates Program