Tongji is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China. It was one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. There are over 4200 academic staff for teaching and/or research, among whom there are 6 Members of Chinese Academy of Science, 7 Members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 830 professors and 1470 associate professors. The university offers diverse courses in its 82 Bachelors Degrees, 218 Masters, 94 PhD programs and 16 post doctoral mobile stations. As one of the state leading centers for scientific research, the university has 26 state key laboratories and engineering research centers.

Xu Zhang, Prof. Dr. (Sc.), Director of the Institute of HVAC&GAS, Tongji University, more than 25 years research experience in the fields: Hybrid and Complex Ventilation fundamental Theory and Practice. Evaluation methodology of LCA on Building Energy System; GSHP and Other Multifunction Heat Pump; Heat and Mass Transfer in AC or Building. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of The committee of Building Energy Conservation of China.