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.
Future energy systems need to become more flexible in the way they utilize the functions and energy demands of buildings. As part of the...
When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different...
Understanding customers’ perspective when developing low temperature DHC networks There is an EU ambition to create “Energy Citizens”,...
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.
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Responding to the ever-increasing energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and their climate impact will require energy systems to learn more
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There are more green financial instruments than ever before from major funders and investors supporting sustainable solutions. Still, ... 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.