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.
Half of Europe’s energy consumption today is made up of heating and cooling and most of that demand is met through the burning of oil and...
The “Eurométropole de Strasbourg” (Greater Strasbourg) aims to be at the forefront of innovative cities in terms of Energy Transition. The...
Climate protection areas are showing to be an efficient tool to wean Vienna’s building stock from fossil fuel. From now on, any...
Latest from the Toolbox
This text from the ReUseHeat project defines a performance assessment procedure, and applies it to four solutions for urban excess heat recovery.
This text describes Energy System Integration and the role of district heating and cooling in the new European Commission Strategy on Energy System Integration.
This database collects useful web applications and interactive maps from around the world to be used for the study of sustainable Energy Systems.
Ahead of the upcoming European Commission's flagship initiative the “Renovation Wave” which aims to decarbonise the European building ... learn more
Half of Europe’s energy consumption today is made up of heating and cooling and most of that demand is met through the burning of oil ... learn more
“We don´t lack money, we lack good projects to lend money to”, “future investments will be extreme transparent” and “keep on working ... 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.