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.
Last week the second physical meeting was held in Vilnius in the project DH Baltic Sea. The meeting was hosted by the Lithuanian District...
The Celsius Initiative has joined the EU campaign and signed the manifesto, launched on May 30 2022 by Energy Cities, to provide cities...
District heating and cooling helping cities reach their climate and energy goals: Results of the EU level survey
Stakeholder survey ‘Urban Heating and Cooling Transition’ was launched in January 2022. Its results were presented and discussed at the...
Latest from the Toolbox
Focus of the text The text describes a new way of repurposing heat thanks to "liquid cooled data centers". The method makes it possible to...
Minimizing cost and CO2 integrating two solutions (ground source heat pump and district heating and cooling)
Focus of the text The text describes a new solution with the potential to reduce the cost and CO2 production of energy companies. This is...
A new method of low-temperature heating system makes it possible to reduce energy use by at least 30% and shortens the payoff time for housing cooperatives.
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In order to achieve a fast and cost-efficient energy transition in European cities, a systemic (integrated) approach is required. ... learn more
European cities have experienced a winter with very high energy prices and Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has, in a painful way, ... learn more
As we all know cities play a major role in the transition to the carbon neutral society. Celsius, since 2013, supported cities in ... learn more
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
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.