Accelerating the energy transition in cities

Celsius

A collaboration hub for efficient, integrated heating and cooling solutions supporting cities in their energy transition to carbon-neutral systems.

Celsius

Gathers and shares technical, economic, social and policy expertise.

Celsius

Connects members, exchange and foster innovation, leading to solutions that accelerate sustainable development in Europe and across the world.

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.

Latest News

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How to utilize district heating for cooling in a smart way

How to utilize district heating for cooling in a smart way

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.

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Cities Manifesto for Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling

Cities Manifesto for Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling

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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Upcoming events

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Webinars

Webinar: The kick-off of the fall 2021 edition of the Celsius Forerunner Groups

Webinar: The kick-off of the fall 2021 edition of the Celsius Forerunner Groups

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

Webinar: Energy System Flexibility

Webinar: Energy System Flexibility

Responding to the ever-increasing energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and their climate impact will require energy systems to learn more

Celsius Talk on Stakeholder Engagement

Celsius Talk on Stakeholder Engagement

When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different ... learn more

Celsius Talk on Sustainable Finance

Celsius Talk on Sustainable Finance

There are more green financial instruments than ever before from major funders and investors supporting sustainable solutions. Still, ... 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.

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