Scanvac comprises now almost 20 000 individual members working with many aspects of HVAC technology, human comfort and enviromental control. The Scandinavian membership represents a higher density of HVAC engineers than anywhere else in the world. This reflects a long Scandinavian tradition of high activity in HVAC field in industry, consulting and in contracting firms. Advanced research is carried out in industry and in various universities and institutes.For more than a hundred years HVAC engineering has been on the curriculum, and B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in HVAC engineering are offered at many universities in Scandinavian countries.
The objective for Scanvac´s member societies and thus for Scanvac is to advance the arts and sciences of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditionig and related human factors by:
- Stimulating technological progress.
- Developing and maintaining a high professional standing among its members.
- Encouraging the continuing education and profesional advancement of its members.
- Providing educational oppurtunities through journals, publications, seminars and meetings.
- Participating in different programmes of applied research.
- International cooperation with other international organizations, e.g. the Federation of International Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations, REHVA, in Europe, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ind., ASHRAE, in North America and the Society of Hetaing, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers, SHASE, in Japan.