Viele Fachleute von Universitäten, lokalen und städtischen Behörden, Energie- und Umweltbehörden sowie spezialisierte Beratungsbüros aus Großbritannien, Spanien, Polen, Lettland, Dänemark, Deutschland, Portugal und Rumänien nehmen am THERMOS-Projekt teil. Das Projekt wird koordiniert vom Centre for Sustainable Energy.
Aalborg University (AAU) has been offering education and research in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical sciences, and health sciences since 1974. AAU is a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration. The university is also involved in sustainable projects offering educational programmes on sustainable cities among others.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global association of over 1,500 cities, towns, and metropolises in 86 countries with a mission to promote global sustainability through local action. ICLEI has around 300 urban development professionals working in 17 secretariats and offices. The organisation supports cities and regions in becoming sustainable, low-carbon, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, productive, ecomobile, smart, healthy, and happy. More than 20% of the world’s urban population benefit from ICLEI’s work which is global in scope and impact, and yet local in implementation.
Deutsche Energie-Agentur is an energy agency in Germany. Since its founding in 2000, they have launched more than 600 projects and have reached 150 employees, of which a 59% are women. The agency works towards energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and intelligent energy systems in order to contribute to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives. Together with partners from politics and industry across all sectors, both national and international, they develop solutions and put them into practice. They are focused on market instruments and innovative business models.
Creara is a consulting agency focused in the fields of energy efficiency, energy saving, and renewable energy. The agency vision in terms of energy is twofold: optimization of consumption (energy demand) and greater use of renewable energy sources (energy supply). In this way, Creara contributes to the sustainable and environmentally responsible growth of its clients: companies, organizations, and different public administrations.
The Latvian Environmental Investment Fund ("the Fund") has been operating since 1997. "The Fund" activities are centered around achieving maximal environment improvement, supporting commercial activities in the public and private sector, stimulating opportunities for financing environmental, and business infrastructure project realization. This fund also works with enterprises, public utilities, local authorities, associations, and research centers to achieve its goal of helping implement more sustainable practices.
The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE) has been a national leader in the area of efficient energy management since 1994. With over 20 years of experience, its focus lies in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, and operates both with the public and private sectors. The agency aids companies, municipalities, public institutions, and non-governmental institutions through advice, instruction, and education in the field of rational energy use with the aim of implementing the best standards and practices for sustainable development.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), located in Bristol, has been an independent national charity since 1979. The Centre focuses on advisory, innovative energy projects management, training, and support, as well as research and policy analysis. The aim of the Centre is to share knowledge and experience in order to help people change the way they think about and act on their energy use. With around 60 different active projects, the CSE aims to have a world where sustainability is second nature, carbon emissions have been cut to safe levels, and fuel poverty has been replaced by energy justice. The CSE works together with national, regional, and local governments, as well as associated agencies and companies in the energy sector, to address the environmental and affordability concerns of energy services.
Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. With more than 14,000 students, Imperial College focuses mainly on science, engineering, medicine, and business and is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists, and academics. The college is also involved in several sustainability-related projects such as Energy Futures Lab. This project works on issues of sustainable energy supplies, modelling, and optimisation of distributed energy resources, district heating networks, and water-cooled refrigeration systems among others.