Why and how fossil fuels in buildings will be history by 2050

Read our new policy paper for fossil-free districts and cities!

Understanding, planning and combating urban heat islands

Cities are adapting to climate conditions and taking action to bring down local temperatures.

Towards fossil-free districts and cities

Our virtual City Learning Labs inspires cities to phase out fossil fuels for heating & cooling

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Stephan Brandligt

Unbreakable Delft – How city and region join forces

Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft

Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft, explains the Dutch way of city-to-city cooperation and how this will be crucial for the next XXL district heating system.

Fighting energy poverty
Barcelona - Spain

Fighting energy poverty

Being cold at home is not normal

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting
Tartu - Estonia

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting

Nearly zero energy retrofitting in 17 condominiums

Working with industry
Urban community of Dunkirk - France

Working with industry

Dunkirk’s industrial waste heat network

The HOTMAPS toolbox

The HOTMAPS toolbox

Supporting strategic heating & cooling planning at local level

This brochure will guide you through strategic heat planning. You will find out how the Hotmaps toolbox works and how it suppor tedthe pilot cities in their urban energy planning.

WELLbased

WELLbased

Exiting energy poverty and related health problems: European pilots take action

WELLbased

While 10% of European citizens suffer from energy poverty and policy solutions remain scarce, six cities around Europe have decided to design urban programmes that may serve as blueprint for others.

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work […]

PROSPECT

PROSPECT

Peer-powered cities and regions

PROSPECT

The overall aim of PROSPECT is to enable peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans.