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 district heating network in Hengelo makes optimal use of waste heat. The waste heat originates from the waste incineration company...
European cities have experienced a winter with very high energy prices and Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has, in a painful way,...
How can cities establish efficient, future-proof energy systems, that are independent from energy imports? The heating and cooling sector...
Latest from the Toolbox
In the Netherlands the KoWaNet project has tested local low temperature networks in order to make heating and cooling of Dutch buildings carbon neutral.
Climate change and the destruction of ecological systems threaten our planet, and our society cannot continue to operate as usual. Governance innovation is needed according to a new paper.
In a new publication over 60 district heating and cooling projects are being highlighted and carefully presented.
Get inspired and collect knowledge from innovative new projects financed by the European Commission.
Stay posted on our newsletter and invitations
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.