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.
Get inspired of new solutions tackling the challenge on how to decarbonise a district heating system. Here are the winners of Helsinki Energy Challenge.
Celsius has officially launched an Initiative focussing on Heating & Cooling as part of the Action Cluster Sustainable Districts &...
In order to decarbonise the energy system in the shortest possible time, it is essential to implement practicable and available solutions...
Latest from the Toolbox
This article shows differences in energy performance between tenant-owned and rental apartment buildings, and also investigates differences between private and municipal rental companies.
This article describes the refrigeration industry from an environmental point of view and argues for phasing out refrigerators with gases that contribute to global warming.
This report from the Carbon Trust provides advice on how to carry out stakeholder engagement in practice within heat networks.
There are more green financial instruments than ever before from major funders and investors supporting sustainable solutions. Still, ... learn more
In order to decarbonise the energy system in the shortest possible time, it is essential to implement practicable and available ... learn more
As the general trend in the energy sector and the supporting policies aim towards 100% renewable energies for 2050, upgrading heat ... learn more
Mission Possible! The 2020 Celsius Summit, co-organised by the Celsius Initiative and the North-West Croatia Regional Energy ... 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.