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From heating and cooling strategies to action: how public authorities can strategically plan the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector and initiate impactful projects

Objective

Heating and cooling (H&C) accounts for about half of Europe’s total energy needs with 75% still dependent on fossil fuels. Thus, rapid and significant change is needed to reach the EU 2050 goals. Due to the local nature of H&C systems, action has to be taken at local level involving a variety of stakeholders. This has been recognised in recent years and activities have been started like developing best practice policies and open source analysis tools. However, (efficient) H&C planning and project development are still not commonplace in most European municipalities.
The objectives of Act!onHeat are to further disseminate and take up the concept and methods for strategic H&C planning, increase its quality and to push the development and implementation of identified measures. To reach these goals Act!onHeat will implement the following activities: (i) identify the success factors of strong and efficient existing H&C plans and develop a workflow for strategic H&C planning and project development based on the existing open source tools Hotmaps and THERMOS, (ii) support at least 120 municipalities in strategic H&C planning and the development of at least 30 pre-feasibility studies for related individual projects with a mix of tailored individual and group support activities, (iii) train stakeholders who can actively contribute to decarbonisation in the use of workflows, processes and tools through a dedicated training programme, and (iv) leverage additional impact with a mix of Europe-wide roadshow events, acceleration dialogues, webinars and further promotional activities.
The consortium is perfectly suited for these activities bringing together leading European experts in strategic H&C planning and policy analysis, local governments networking, capacity building and investment support. A remarkable number of letters of support show the interest of the target group as well as the well-established connections between the target group and the consortium members.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 239 855

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 183 427,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZENTRUM FUR ENERGIEWIRTSCHAFT UND UMWELT (E-THINK)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 246 177,50
Address
Argentinierstrasse 18 Top 10
1040 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 266 768,75
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 028,75
Address
St James Court St James Parade
BS1 3LH Bristol
Activity type
Other
CREARA CONSULTORES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 833,75
Address
Calle Velazquez, Num. 157 Planta 5
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECLAREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 611,25
Address
Albrechtstrasse 22
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)