Sustainable Cities – Towards Zero-Carbon Heating & Cooling

Jun 23rd, 2017 | Brussels, Belgium

 Stakeholder Engagement Workshop 

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

Where? Martin’s Hotel Brussels – Boulevard Charlemagne 80, 1000 Brussels

When? 23 June 2017, 9:00 – 12:30

Find the invitation here.

The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register here.

 

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 from 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 our city experts.
Get a first glimpse of the PLANHEAT tool, the mapping module and discover the e-learning platform!

 

AGENDA
9:00 – 9:30 WELCOME AND REGISTRATION
Enjoy some breakfast and get ready!
9:30 – 9:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ewout Deurwaarder, DG Energy (invited)
9:45 – 10:45 ZOOMING IN ON CITIES’ CHALLENGES

Facilitator: Sofia Lettenbichler • DHC+ Technology Platform

The Antwerp Case: Planning the Energy Infrastructure for a Climate Neutral City by 2050 • Sam Verbelen • City of Antwerp, PLANHEAT Project

The CELSIUS and London Approach • Simon Wyke • Greater London Authority, CELSIUS Project

Efficient District Heating and Cooling as a Backbone to Local Energy Transitions • Vincent Aumaître • Tilia, Head of Saclay Project

 

10:45 – 11:05 COFFEE BREAK
Talk it through over a coffee!
11:05 – 12:15 STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Facilitator: Sofia Lettenbichler • DHC+ Technology Platform

PLANHEAT Tool – A Participatory Approach • Stefano Barberis • RINA Consulting

PLANHEAT: Cities Survey – Current Status, Practices and Needs in H&C • Michiel Fremouw • Delft University of Technology

An Overview of the Future PLANHEAT Tool • Leen Van Esch • VITO and Alexandre Marié • Artelys

E-Learning Platform and Free Training Opportunities • Hrvoje Dorotić • University of Zagreb

 

City Experts:
Marko Ružić, City of Velika Gorica •  Philipp Thaler, E3G • Simon Wyke, Greater London Authority • Vincent Aumaitre, Tilia

12:15 – 12:30 Q&A and Wrap-Up