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 European energy system will experience important changes in the near future, in particular due to the targets set for renewable energy...
The emerging challenge of balancing weather dependent electricity production and variable demand is creating new demands on the energy...
Future energy systems need to become more flexible in the way they utilize the functions and energy demands of buildings. As part of the...
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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Based on the premise that cities and districts are in a position to take the lead in the energy transitions, the Celsius Initiative has learn more
Responding to the ever-increasing energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and their climate impact will require energy systems to learn more
When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different ... 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.