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.
The digital Celsius Summit 2021 was held on 24 – 25 November in the city of Strasbourg, France. Broadcasted from beautiful Lieu d’Europe,...
Celsius Initiative’s annual event, the Celsius Summit is 2021 hosted by The French city of Strasbourg. The city is ambitious in regard to...
Europe’s green transition requires a commitment from industry and government to enable sustainable development. The SHC by Sweden...
Latest from the Toolbox
In the Netherlands the KoWaNet project has tested local low temperature networks in order to make heating and cooling of Dutch buildings carbon neutral.
Climate change and the destruction of ecological systems threaten our planet, and our society cannot continue to operate as usual. Governance innovation is needed according to a new paper.
In a new publication over 60 district heating and cooling projects are being highlighted and carefully presented.
Get inspired and collect knowledge from innovative new projects financed by the European Commission.
Stay posted on our newsletter and invitations
Celsius wishes everyone welcome to our first webinar after the holidays. We are very happy to be back again after a short summer break ... learn more
Based on the premise that cities and districts are in a position to take the lead in the energy transitions, the Celsius Initiative ... learn more
Responding to the ever-increasing energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and their climate impact will require energy systems ... 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.
Guide to European district heating projects
Get inspired and collect knowledge from innovative new projects financed by the European Commission. More then 60 innovation projects are being highlighted and presented with a focus on the replication potential in cities in this overview.
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.