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Sustainable Cities - Towards Zero-Carbon Heating & Cooling workshop

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Organised by the DHC+ Technology Platform within the H2020 PLANHEAT project, Sustainable Cities– Towards Zero-Carbon Heating & Cooling offers you the unique opportunity for exchange with fellow municipalities committed to decarbonising their heating and cooling systems.


The first part of the workshop will focus on cities’ challenges in moving towards zero-carbon heating and cooling. Growing urbanisation means that cities and densely populated regions are in the driver’s seat to make the energy transition happen. Innovative heating and cooling solutions are the enabler to decarbonise cities by unlocking energy efficiency potentials and moving towards renewable heating schemes. Hear about Antwerp’s ambitious plans and learn from the rich experience of the CELSIUS project, which is currently gathering 65+ committed cities.


The second part of the workshop is all about you! After each short presentation on different aspects of the PLANHEAT tool and activities, there will be interactive voting sessions and prompt feedback rounds from the project´s city experts. Get a first glimpse of the PLANHEAT tool, the mapping module and discover the e-learning platform.



Enjoy some breakfast and get ready!

9:30 – 9:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ewout Deurwaarder, DG Energy

9:45 – 10:45 ZOOMING IN ON CITIES’ CHALLENGES (Facilitator: Sofia Lettenbichler • DHC+ Technology Platform)

The Antwerp Case: An Ambitious Strategy for Reaching Climate Neutrality by 2050 • Sam Verbelen • City of Antwerp
Experiences from the CELSIUS project (invited)

More speakers to be announced shortly

10:45 – 11:05 COFFEE BREAK
 Talk it through over a coffee!
11:05 - 12:15 STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT SESSION (Facilitator: Sofia Lettenbichler • DHC+ Technology Platform)

Local Heating and Cooling Plans – Results from the End-User Survey  • Michiel Fremouw • TU Delft
Demonstration Mock-up of PLANHEAT Tool • Leen van Esch • VITO/EnergyVille   
E-Learning Platform and Free Training Opportunities • Hrvoje Dorotic • University of Zagreb FSB
PLANHEAT Tool – A Participatory Approach • Carolina Ferrando • D’Appolonia

12:15 – 12:30 Q&A AND WRAP-UP

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