district heating and cooling

As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick  
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Type: News

The heat being wasted across Europe could cover 100% of our buildings’ needs. District heating and cooling networks can utilise excess heat available from various sources, including excess heat from urban facilities (i.e. data centres, sewage collectors, cooling systems of tertiary buildings, underground stations). However, due to some regulatory challenges, lack of large-scale replicable demonstrators and appropriate financial support schemes this opportunity is wasted.  
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: Event

The energy and carbon footprint of urban areas will increase with urbanisation and the growing economic activity of urban citizens.   The decarbonisation of cities and city districts presents an imperative and an obvious area of priority.   Districts, in particular, have specific opportunities to drive the decarbonization efforts as they know best about their local needs and locally available infrastructure and resources.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

Description: District Cooling and Heating:  
Post date: 14 Jun 2019
Type: Event

    With more than 80% of the heat delivered to buildings coming from obsolete, inefficient and polluting boilers, decarbonising this sector is crucial. A steep increase in the current 20% share of renewables in heating and cooling is required, together with improving the efficiencies of our heating and cooling systems, in order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2019
Type: Event

The objective of COOL DH action is to support cities in their endeavor to plan and deploy new, efficient district heating and cooling (DHC) systems and extend, refurbish existing ones to higher standards. Thus allowing greater uptake of renewables, recovering of excess heat or cold while improving the overall efficiency of the systems.  
Post date: 20 May 2019
Type: Link

  The OPTi project aspires to create a long-lasting impact by rethinking the way DHC systems are architected and controlled. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction.  
Post date: 20 May 2019
Type: Link

The objective of COOL DH action is to support cities in their endeavor to plan and deploy new, efficient district heating and cooling (DHC) systems and extend, refurbish existing ones to higher standards. Thus allowing greater uptake of renewables, recovering of excess heat or cold while improving the overall efficiency of the systems.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: Event

OBJECTIVES   Global Boosting energy efficiency at district level through the use of waste heat, renewable energy sources and storage systems.   Research Building on state of the art technical developments and advanced business models: -Starting from control algorithms suited for both existing and new 4th generation DHC networks
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Link

The Hotmaps project aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies.   The beta-version of the Hotmaps toolbox is now online; in the following year the tool will be updated and new releases will be available.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Tool