Welcome to the Celsius Initiative!
We are a demand driven collaboration hub for efficient, integrated heating and cooling solutions supporting cities in their energy transition to carbon-neutral systems. Focusing on cities’ needs, through the forerunner groups, it connects its members to exchange on climate and environmental policies, foster innovation, leading to solutions that accelerate sustainable development in Europe and across the world.
The initiative also provides continuous knowledge sharing through a monthly newsletter, webinars, participatory workshops and the Celsius Toolbox. The later gathers and shares technical, economic, social and policy expertise.
A new guidebook on how to implement Low-Temperature District Heating was recently published at the Fraunhofer book publisher. The book was...
The COOL DH-project has now run for more than three years and the results are starting to show!
Low temperature district heating and cooling networks are a promising technology to reduce the energy consumption on one of its top demand...
Latest from the Toolbox
The digitalisation process in society means new business models for heat pumps as well as the need for further development of integrated solutions. European Heat Pump Association, EHPA has provided an overview on the subject.
Energy providers and property owners can both benefit from an innovative cooling concept based on the utilization of the flexibility in district heating systems, and in particular by harvesting excess heat from a cooling process. A Berlin demo case is presented from the Flexi-Sync project.
To ensure that cities’ needs and leadership role are taken on board in this pivotal moment for the future of heating and cooling, Celsius Cities, #DHCities, Energy Cities and FEDARENE have come together to endorse the Cities Manifesto for Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling.
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Based on the premise that cities and districts are in a position to take the lead in the energy transitions, the Celsius Initiative has learn more
Responding to the ever-increasing energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and their climate impact will require energy systems to learn more
When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different ... learn more
Read the latest Celsius Newsletter
The CELSIUS Newsletter is published monthly to promote and improve the visibility of what is happening in our network.
The latest issue focuses on solar district heating. You find this newsletter here.
Give cities a voice in Brussels
No energy transition without sustainable cities; no sustainable cities without sustainable heating and cooling. As the 2016 European Commission’s Heating & Cooling Strategy made clear, district energy systems will have to play a significant role to make Europe’s broader climate and energy ambitions a reality. And cities will be in the driver’s seat to make a successful energy transition happen.