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.
“We don´t lack money, we lack good projects to lend money to”, “future investments will be extreme transparent” and “keep on working with...
The Horizon 2020 -project FlexiGrid joins the Celsius Initiative, benefiting from the great network of integrated energy...
During the May 2020 Celsius Talk will discuss the barriers cities encounter when looking to finance sustainable energy efficient projects,...
Latest from the Toolbox
This article presents three methods for optimising the operation of a District Heating/District Cooling network, focusing on the utility side of the network.
This article presents an overview of Thermal Energy Storage (TES), which can help balance energy demand and supply over time – and reduce CO2 emissions and costs.
The IEA publication Solar Heat for cities: The sustainable solution provides information about solar heating for cities and showcases nine solar district heating systems built in Europen cities.
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.