China Standard Certification Center (CSC), the former China Certification Center for Energy Conservation Products, subordinate to China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), was founded in October 1998 under the authorization of the former State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC). In 2002, in light of the requirements of National Certification and Accreditation Administration of PRC (CNCA), CSC carried out the business registration, becoming the independent corporate body wholly owned by CNIS with the registered capital of RMB 3 million. Since the foundation, CSC has been devoting to the energy saving and consumption reduction, environmental protection, and promotion of sustainable production and consumption. Over the past few years, CSC has strived to learn the advanced experience and ideas at home and abroad through various cooperation and communication, in order to play a more important role in the sustainable development both of economy and society.
As the core business department of CNIS, CSC has been working at the front edge of energy and environment research in recent years. It has devoted a large amount of resources in the energy-related research and energy saving promotion, undertaken many influentially international cooperation projects in the sector of industrial energy efficiency and taken part in many projects of standard formulation and promotion initiated by the Energy Fundamentals and Management of Standardization Administration of China. On the support of the technical and scientific research strength of CNIS, CSC currently provides the professional technical consulting service relating to policy, technology and standard research in the areas such as industrial energy saving, low-carbon economy, green development and climate change, and also as a major technical support unit for energy saving and procurement policy of energy-saving products for governmental institutions.
Business Area and Expertise
* Policy research:
Perform research and offer advice to support the competent authorities on national and local level, to development strategies, planning and policies, including laws & regulations, in the fields of energy management and environmental protection.
* Energy consulting:
Provide consulting services to companies and public authorities. These services include energy-saving planning, energy monitoring and energy audit as well as technical assessment and assistance for the implementation of energy saving measures and energy management systems.
* Promotion of energy management:
Engage in the standardization and optimization of energy management systems in China. The goal is the popularization of energy management in industry by providing capacity building for energy managers and relevant stakeholders and by making appropriate solutions available to enterprises.
* Market transformation and technology transfer:
Promote market transformation towards advanced and energy efficient technologies and products by facilitating the transfer of advanced technologies and by boosting the upgrade to eco-efficiency products.
* SCP expertise and know-how:
Carry out studies and activities in the field of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in collaboration with the SCP Helpdesk.
* Regional cooperation on EE S&L:
Develop and coordinate regional cooperation initiatives and facilitate international and regional communication in the field of energy efficiency standards and labelling (EE S&L).
* Managing international cooperation projects:
Create new international partnerships to develop and implement international cooperation projects. Provide project management services to international donors and national authorities for the implementation of international activities.