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CELSIUS Newsletter
Smart Heating and Cooling in the EU
June 2015

Video reportage:

Doing laundry in the name of the environment

See how an unconventional way of using district heating is being explored in a Celsius demonstrator in Gothenburg, Sweden. Click the video above!

One thousand tenants in several apartment buildings are now doing their laundry with hot water from the district heating system, radically reducing their carbon footprint. 
For this specific neighbourhood, this is an important development in several aspects. 
CELSIUS at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015
Just like CELSIUS, the EU-funded projects STRATEGO and RESCUE aim to facilitate the deployment of smart district heating and district cooling systems across cities in the EU. On June 18, we are joining forces in a session during the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels:
”The Heating and Cooling Future of Cities”.

The session brings together experts and politicians from the three projects to discuss the potential of efficient district heating and cooling solutions to address the problems of fuel poverty, CO2 emissions and security of supply.

Marie Donnelly, DG Energy, Peter North, Greater London Authority, Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power, Siegfrid Zoellner, ICLEI, Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg, David Connolly, Aalborg University, are all confirmed speakers.

The session will emphasize the key role of cities and local communities in delivering the European Union energy goals for 2030 and 2050.
Photo: EUSEW  

It will explore the drivers and barriers for developing district heating and cooling systems in European cities.

We hope that you can join us for a fruitful debate on this interesting issue.

Find the session here
A vertical city of innovation
As a winner of prestigious international architecture prizes, the largest building in the Netherlands is a showpiece for innovative district heating and cooling solutions.

 “De Rotterdam” towers, the Vertical City of Rotterdam, was opened in January this year. It is one of the Celsius project demonstrators, using existing but innovative energy solutions.
The building was designed to meet the demands of a dense urban future. It is constructed as a city on its own and has a total floor space of 160.000
m2 realised on a very small footprint of only 5.500 m2. It consists of 240 apartments, 278 hotel rooms, offices, restaurants, cafés, cultural institutions, shops and more. The building hosts a mix of functions that require both heating and cooling to sustain a good indoor climate.
The energy company Eneco, owned by 53 Dutch municipalities, designed the energy system. The demonstrator is interesting for various reasons.

One is the special connection to the City District Heating network, by using two connections for supplying heat: both the supply pipe with high temperature (90-120 degrees C) and the return pipe with lower temperature (60-70 degrees C). To improve efficiency by lowering energy losses, the higher temperature connection is used for heating tap water and apartments and the lower temperature connection heats offices and hotel.
Another interesting energy solution is using the river De Maas for cooling the building. The infrastructure of the cooling installation is future-proof and can be extended to the other large buildings of the pier district, in line with Eneco’s vision of providing 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Lessons learned at Rotterdam workshop with Social Marketing Professor Jeff French:

3 things you should think of
… When boosting district heating in Social Marketing

1. Get to know your customer.

Social Marketing is really about putting yourself in your customers’ shoes and getting to know their lives. Often, the answer to a successful marketing campaign lies with the customer.

2. Information does NOT change behaviours.
Studies show that increased knowledge about environmental issues does not necessarily lead to a different behaviour. We know it is bad to take the car to work, but we still do it. 

3. Social Norms are powerful stuff.
Watch this TED-talk to get a glimpse of what you can do when aware of social norms.

Celsius concept attracts European ports

The Celsius demonstrator connecting ships to district heating while in harbour has attracted interest among European port cities that could adopt the solution.

On May 29, Celsius representatives were invited to give a presentation for the World wide network of port cities, AIVP, in Dublin.
- The ports were very interested when we presented the fact that running ships on district heating means minimizing sound and air pollution. This brings larger acceptance for central ports and better opportunities to collaborate with cities and their inhabitants, says Jonas Cognell, Celsius senior project manager.

The demonstrator placed in Gothenburg shows how district heating can replace fuelling ship generators and heaters with bunker oil.

Celsius workshop: get inspired

Celsius offers specialist workshops on identified topics where Celsius cities want support. They address common challenges to the acceptance, development, delivery and expansion of intelligent district heating and
cooling systems.

16 September, Brussels:

From plan to action: case studies and business models

Welcome to an inspiring workshop on how smart cities can move from plan to action!
In collaboration with the European Commission’s European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, CELSIUS will organize a workshop on case studies and viable business models for complex smart city solutions.
The workshop will bring together excellence from several advanced European Smart Cities projects with expertise on smart governance, integrated planning, energy efficiency, district energy solutions and more.
You are invited to join us for this exciting workshop and learn from the accumulated knowledge and best practice of the projects as well as to contribute with your own experiences.

More info and registration: Helena Nordström via email

Celsius in EU magazine

In the latest issue of the Pan European Networks magazine, covering developments in science and politics, two pages are dedicated to Celsius. The project’s vision of making better use of Europe’s waste heat and how this helps cities reduce their environmental impact is in focus.  

The Pan European Networks magazine reaches the European Commission, government agencies and departments across Europe.

Read the articles here

Upcoming conferences


... Where Celsius will participate:

7-10 June Design Ecologies, Stockholm
15-19 June EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), Brussels

About Celsius

To increase energy efficiency in the EU, CELSIUS helps cities across Europe to develop secure, affordable and low carbon district heating and cooling solutions that form part of the city's wider energy system. The focus is on maximising the use of waste heat or secondary heat within a city by capturing and using it in the heating system.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 314441.
Next newsletter: September 1
Editor: Amanda Termén
CELSIUS stands for "Combined Efficient Large Scale Integrated Urban Systems."
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