Citizens/ Municipalities/ Urban planners
- Are you concerned about the environment?
- Do you try your best to conserve the planet’s natural resources?
- Are you interested in using renewable energy sources but also want a high standard of heating/cooling?
- Have you considered the benefits of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems?
DHC systems are sustainable ways of heating/cooling your home or business. By combining the use of renewable and surplus energy with efficient technologies, DHC offers an environmentally sound way to provide you with an excellent heating and cooling system.
Ecoheat4cities intends to promote greater awareness of DHC systems and to tackle the barriers that prevent a wider take-up of this option (e.g. difficulty in comparing DHC systems and conventional energy systems). The project provides interested local authorities and urban planners with the communication tools to promote their contributions to energy and related environmental policy priorities.
Please download our brochure ‘Green comfort for sustainable cities’
What can you do?
Using this website as a springboard, learn how a DHC system can benefit not only your home and your city, but also the environment, in terms of energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Can the way in which energy is used in your local area be improved? Could homes or businesses in your municipality become part of a DHC scheme? Find out if your local DHC company can apply for the Green Labelling Scheme currently being introduced by Ecoheat4cities. Also, keep an eye out for the national workshop taking place in your country soon.
In addition to the active involvement of concerned citizens, local authorities and urban planners play a key role in making sustainable environmental choices. By getting involved in this Green Labelling Scheme, a city or municipality can demonstrate the merits of its DHC system. This will inform citizens of the superior energy and related environmental achievements of the area’s heating and cooling infrastructure. By using a DHC system, your city or municipality can upgrade its environmental energy planning.
- Keep an eye on our website. As the label scheme is rolled out in partner countries, the list of labelled systems and labelling bodies will be published. You can already find information on how the label criteria can be applied for cost-effective climate strategies, green procurement and more by clicking here. For more information contact us.
We are now ready to accommodate applications for labelling. We would be happy to hear from any citizen, local authority or policy maker who is interested in taking part in the scheme. To apply for the green labelling or to find out more about the scheme and how to get involved, contact us.
For your District Heating or District cooling scheme to be awarded a label, an assessment must be carried out based on the labelling criteria, which include environmental factors, performance levels, local conditions and other aspects. In developing the criteria, researchers and academics have paid particular attention to factors such as comparability and avoiding incoherencies. The methodology for establishing the criteria follows strict European Union recommendations.
Click here to view a list of DHC systems that have been awarded the label.