On European and international level, there are multiple other projects working on the challenge to decarbonise the heating and cooling system. Discover some of them below.

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Heat Roadmap Europe 4

The Heat Roadmap Europe project project is mapping and modelling the heating and energy systems of the 14 largest users of heat in the EU, to develop new policies at local, national, and EU level to ensure the uptake of efficient, sustainable and affordable heating and cooling solutions. These 14 countries cover 85-90% of the heating and cooling demands in Europe!

Celsius Smart Cities

CELSIUS is the largest winning projects in the Smart Cities & Communities 2011 call. The four-year project is coordinated by the City of Gothenburg and presents best practice solutions in the area of smart district heating and cooling by taking a holistic approach to overcome technical, social, political, administrative, legal and economic barriers.

Mayors in Action

The Mayors in Action project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe 2013 Programme, focuses on Coordinators & Supporters of the Covenant of Mayors to foster and empower them in selecting, adapting and channeling good practices for the implementation and monitoring of existing SEAPs.


The 50000&1 SEAPs project provides a coherent approach to integrating Energy Management Systems (EnMS) with Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) according to energy management standards such as ISO50001.

Community Power

Community-owned energy projects have the potential to transform our energy system. Communities and cooperatives all over Europe are creating projects where they own and are actively involved in running an energy resource.


The project REnewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe (RESCUE) aims to address the key challenges for the further development and implementation of district cooling using low and zero carbon emitting sources, thereby enabling local communities to reap the environmental and economic benefits of this energy efficiency technology.


The Intelligent Energy Europe project ‘BiogasHeat – Development of Sustainable Heat Markets for Biogas Plants in Europe’ supports the sustainable use of heat from the existing and future biogas plants in Europe.


The SmartReFlex project aims at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling systems, basing on high shares of renewable energy sources, in European cities.

RES H/C Spread

The IEE-project RES H/C intends to develop renewables heating and cooling plans for six European Pilot Regions (in Spain, Italy, Austria, Latvia, Greece and Bulgaria).


The aim of SDHplus is to foster the changeover of district heating to solar energy, as well as develop and pilot implement new business models for SDH.


The ReGeoCities project works on the integration of shallow Geothermal Energy at a local and regional level.


The ultimate objective of the GEO-DH project is to accelerate the uptake of geothermal district heating (GEODH), for ensuring security of supply and substitution of fossil fuels.