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 city of Rajkot, in the state of Gujarat, India, is the first pre-existing city in India to tender a district cooling system.
This webinar focuses on how the “Renovation Wave” will provide support to cities and regions when they decarbonise their building stock.
The Joint Stock Company (JSC) “RĪGAS SILTUMS” is the biggest District Heating (DH) company in Latvia and in the Baltic countries. The...
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This handbook from the Upgrade DH project describes technical and non-technical approaches for upgrading existing systems.
This text provides an overview of ways to fund the scaling of demonstrator projects, including how to manage requirements from financers.
This article is based on a webinar within the project Flexi-Sync and describes the approach taken in the project to optimise district energy flexibility.
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This webinar focuses on how the “Renovation Wave” will provide support to cities and regions when they decarbonise their building stock. learn more
Five star cities presenting their best practices in efficient heating and cooling solutions for a sustainable future. learn more
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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.