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 state of Baden-Württemberg (SW Germany) introduces compulsory municipal heat planning for the biggest cities in the state. For the...
Upgrading measures on the heat generation are related to the integration of renewable energies. For the assessment of the existing heat...
The European Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation promotes ways to address societal challenges such as climate change and...
Latest from the Toolbox
This report from the Carbon Trust provides advice on how to carry out stakeholder engagement in practice within heat networks.
Five key lessons from the Carbon Trust, based on their experience supporting local authorities in developing district energy projects.
This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.
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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
This webinar focuses on how the “Renovation Wave” will provide support to cities and regions when they decarbonise their building stock. 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.