CEBA - Vision, Mission, History


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We are the cold storage and processing facility specialists...




The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) is where anyone looking to build, renovate, or modernize a first-rate, innovative temperature-controlled facility comes to find the most experienced designers, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.



CEBA’s mission is to represent the expert builders who specialize in the design and construction of controlled environment buildings, including cold storage warehouses, food processing facilities, clean rooms, pharmaceutical facilities, and foodservice and retail distribution centers.


Strategic Plan

The CEBA Strategic Plan is focused on building future talent, promoting value and developing expertise.  Learn more



In 1978, a small group of insulation contractors gathered to discuss the formation of an association representing contractors who serve the specific needs of the cold storage industry. Within a year, the National Association of Cold Storage Insulation Contractors was incorporated and its founding Board of Directors was named. The purpose and objectives were soon refined, and in 1981 the first annual conference was held, as well as other educational programs. A Technical Committee was formed to serve the membership and industry studies, a building code and specific publications were developed. In 1987, the name was changed to International Association of Cold Storage Contractors and soon the bylaws were amended to allow the creation of UK Division. In 2002, another name change was made to International Association for Cold Storage Construction to invite a broader membership and give all members equal status.


In an effort to better align with a changing industry and the expanding expertise of its members, the association's name changed in 2018 to the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA). Learn more about the most recent update to the association at .


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