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 text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.
Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat: 6 guides to put you on the right track
The HeatNet NWE project aims to introduce 4DHC (4th generation District Heating) in North West Europe. Here are six guides from the project.
This handbook from the Upgrade DH project describes technical and non-technical approaches for upgrading existing systems.
Stay posted on our newsletter and invitations
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
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
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.