How to improve your city’s heating and cooling sector?

Check out these free resources and training opportunities!


Publication date

October 28, 2019

Energy Cities is involved in the projects HeatNet North West Europe (HeatNet NWE) and Hotmaps, aiming at making heating and cooling greener and more efficient/affordable for cities. The Hotmaps project developed and tested an online tool to support local authorities in their energy planning, while HeatNet NWE is focusing on the development of local 4th generation district heating and cooling (4DHC) networks.

Both projects offers many instruments and opportunities to learn how to improve your city’s heating and cooling sector: webinars, trainings, events and publications…Read more and find out!


29th October 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM (CEST)

The company Mijnwater B.V. and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will discuss the main outputs of the project HeatNet NWE: reducing CO2 emissions in North West Europe by introducing and demonstrating 4th generation District Heating and Cooling. The webinar will be in Dutch.

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14th November 2019, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM (CEST)

During this webinar, supported by the European Covenant of Mayors, you will learn how this heating and cooling planning toolbox can support cities in the development and implementation of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.

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Events & Trainings

4 and 5 December 2019, Tourcoing (France)

HeatNet partners will be present at the event “North-West Europe (NEW) making an impact!” organised by the NWE Interreg programme. Come visit us during the project exhibition on 4th December. The same day, you will be able to enjoy a site visit to the pilot lab of HeatNet NWE in the city of Kotrijk. And on 5th December, join us for the workshop “the pathway to high-performance buildings”.

Registrations close on 15th November!

In the following months, the Hotmaps project will host a series of trainings taking place in different locations all over Europe. We would like to train people working for a local, regional and or national authority that is responsible for heating and cooling topics, but planners or consultants in this field are also welcome.

  • Bolzano (Italy), 9-10 December 2019: Registrations are now closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact sara.giovannini[a]
  • Brussels (Belgium), 19-20 February 2020Register here
  • Milton Keynes (UK), 1-2 April 2020Register here

More trainings will be announced soon!

Photo by Dylan Gillis – Unsplash

Additional Resources

HeatNet NEW Guides

The project developed two 10-pages guides explaining the environmental, economic and social benefits of the 4th generation of District Heating and Cooling (4DHC) and providing guidance to develop this innovative technology. One guide is directed to public sector organisations and is available in English and Dutch. The second guide is intended for energy companies, not only those operating District Heating and Cooling networks, but also for traditional energy companies which may be interested in new business models for energy supply. It is available in English and French.

More technical guides on 4th generation District Heating and Cooling

If you want to go deeper in the subject of 4DHC, the HeatNet NEW project developed technical guides for local authorities and developers building clean DHC networks:

Any question? Do not hesitate to get in touch!