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Join us to talk energy, heating and cooling, smart solutions and much more, at some of these key events:

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THERMOS Capacity Building & Train-the-Trainer Workshop
December 05, 2018

Senat Hall, APOR Palace, Alba Iulia

THERMOS replication city Alba Iulia (RO) will host a THERMOS Train-the-Trainer workshop on 5 December 2018. 

The workshop will introduce participants to sustainable energy goals and practices in Alba Iulia and what role district heating and cooling can play for cities to reach their climate and energy goals. THERMOS partners will furthermore showcase the latest version of the THERMOS energy planning software by applying it to concrete cases in THERMOS cities.

The event will also mark the finale of the first track of the Train-the-Trainer Programme. The programme seeks to make energy stakeholders fit for training others in using the THERMOS software and optimizing thermal energy planning by following a series of free weekly webinars. The webinars provide participants with up-to-date knowledge about innovation and best practices in heating and cooling and local energy and climate action planning, as well as informing them about key financing methods.

Workshop participants will further be invited to a bus tour through Alba Iulia presenting some best-practice smart city solutions. 

For further questions or interest in the THERMOS Training programmes and participation in the workshop please visit our Training section or contact info@thermos-project.eu.

Past events

Interactive workshop on heat planning and mapping in Europe
13:00 - 16:00 November 12
Aalborg University, Aalborg

Take part in the "Interactive workshop on heat planning and mapping in Europe" co-organised by THERMOS along with its sister projects HotmapsPlanheat  and Heat Roadmap Europe as a side event to the conference on 12 November 2018.

The energy transition is already well underway. However, it is happening at different speeds across Europe. In order to fulfil the EU’s climate and energy goals, the heating and cooling sector must sharply reduce its energy consumption and cut its use of fossil fuels.

This session will emphasise the importance of research, innovation and demonstration projects for thermal planning tools, while at the same time providing a menu of possible pathways and instruments that can inform the Heating and Cooling debate and relevant legislative initiatives, optimise mainstream and replicate state-of-the-art practice, aimed at making the resilient Energy Union a reality.

H2020 programme projects Hotmaps, PLANHEAT, THERMOS and Heat Roadmap Europe offer innovative approaches for the integration of sustainable heating and cooling infrastructure at European, national, regional and local levels, thereby assisting EU Member States in the practical aspects of the implementation of Article 14 of the Energy Efficiency Directive on efficiency in heating and cooling.

Join fellow academics and researchers, industry and public sector representatives at a pre-event of the 4th Generation District Heating Conference to assess four ground-breaking tools for energy planning. In its own way, each project works to optimise thermal mapping / modelling tools to enable faster upgrade, refurbishment and expansion of existing systems, as well as tap into renewable sources and the potential of waste/excess heat.

Find out more and registrater here before 8 November 2018.

THERMOS Inspire Workshop at Local Renewables
14:30 - 16:00 October 25 2018
Historisches Kaufhaus, Münsterplatz, Freiburg

On 25 October 2018 the 2nd THERMOS Inspire Workshop took place as part of the 9th Local Renewables conference (24-26 October 2018) in Freiburg, Germany.

Along with the conference theme of achieving the “urban transformation to a circular economy” the THERMOS workshop addressed obstacles and opportunities local governments face when moving to a circular heating and cooling model.

Speakers included:

  • Carsten Rothballer (ICLEI Europe)
  • Joshua Thumin (CSE)
  • James Wilson (Islington Council)
  • Marta Chillida Munguet (City of Granollers)
  • Prof. Massimo Santarelli (University of Toronto, DEMOSOFC)
  • Robert Voggesberger (City of Freiburg)
  • Alexander Ripka (Badenova)
  • Axel Oliva (Fraunhofer ISE)

The session was followed by study tour to the city of Freiburg’s Gutleutmatten development area aiming to provide climate neutral energy to about 700 residents through a mix of district heating and solarthermal systems on the roofs.

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THERMOS Capacity Building and Train-the-Trainer Workshop
10:00 - 19:00 June 27, 2018
Zemgale Region Hyman Resource and Competences Development Centre, Jelgava

The 2nd THERMOS Capacity Building and Train-the-Trainer Workshop took place on 27 June 2018 in Jelgava!

Participants not only took part in an exclusive training but were also be invited to join us for an on-site visit of the Jelgava electrical and thermal power plant connected to the cities district heating network and the first large-scale biomass CHP unit in Latvia!

The session has been wrapped up with a first demonstration of an alpha version of the THERMOS software for optimised thermal energy planning.

You can find the programme here.

For further questions or interest in the THERMOS Training programmes please visit our Training section or contact info@thermos-project.eu.

THERMOS European Inspire Event
January 25, 2018
Permanent Representation of Romania, Brussels

This event gathered cities and organisations aiming to make integrated heating and cooling systems part of the backbone of a local, open and affordable energy transition, using state-of-the-art planning tools, solutions and insights such as the THERMOS tool.

Speakers included (click to download the presentation):

With special insights from:

  • Andreea Strachinescu, DG Energy, European Commission    
  • Julia Egenolf, City of Cologne, Germany    
  • Mika Hakosalo, City of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jana Koleva, Municipality of Burgas, Bulgaria

Fostering renewable heat in the UNECE region
9:30 - 18:00, November 13 2017
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Robert-Schuman-Platz 3, Bonn

A workshops, held alongside of the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, seeks to establish a venue for the exchange of information on Renewable Energy within the region. Collaboratively, decision makers from governments, market regulators and businesses being active in selected UNECE countries shall identify both challenges and barriers to the deployment of renewable heat sources and possible solutions for addressing these.

Most notably, the one-day event feature two modules that are meant to create room for exchange: In a first step, participants will have the opportunity to present, discuss and critically assess the current market situation for renewable heat in their countries. Moreover, a multi-peer discussion process shall enable the representatives to address difficulties, share experience and outline adequate solutions with regards to the development of renewable heat markets.

The event is organized by the German Energy Agency (dena) in close cooperation with the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Please register until 6 November 2017 via dena‘s website.

Meet your match: The thermal resource map, model and optimization system made for you!
9:00 - 12:30, June 22 2017
EUSEW 2017 Networking Village 2, Residence Palace, Brussels

Check us out from 9:00 - 12:30, June 22nd at EUSEW 2017 Networking Village 2, Residence Palace, Brussels! Thermal optimization is a burning issue, with Europe wasting as much heat as the entire building stock requires. Out now are programs to mitigate this waste. For our part in the European Sustainable Energy Week 2017, we would like to show local authorities, public and private utilities, energy agencies and energy service providers new ways of implementing sustainable thermal energy system planning.

Meet us in person to find out more about how THERMOS amplifies and accelerates the development of new, low-carbon heating and cool-ing systems across Europe in a cost-effective and efficient way. Through free, open-source address-level energy system maps, THERMOS will enable you to faster upgrade, refurbish and expand your existing networks. Additionally, the Heat Roadmap Europe complements THERMOS’ bottom-up mapping and modelling approach with its national-level Pan-European Thermal Atlas 4, a service analysing the heating and energy systems of the 14 largest users of heat in the EU, covering 85-90% of all heating and cooling demand in Europe.

In addition to in-depth explanations and live demonstration of our tools, we are offering opportunities to inspire interesting exchange about thermal energy-saving:

  • Networking board: “I offer” and “I need” on thermal optimisation
  • Business-card Bowl: Participants can drop their business card in and pick out (and take a picture of) others’ who might be of relevance.
  • Personal exchange: Open discussion and Q&A
  • Training: Sign up for our capacity-building and train the trainer programme

Make an appointment and follow what we are up to: THERMOS newsletter or via Twitter @THERMOS_eu

Picture of the "Meet your match" event at the EU Sustainable Energy Week on the 22nd of June, 2017

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)
19-25 June, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, EUSEW is a month-long annual series of activities across Europe, promoting secure, clean and efficient energy, and connecting policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union. Stakeholders have the opportunity to participate in EUSEW 2016 by attending the High Level Policy Conference, by submitting their project to the Sustainable Energy Awards competition, or by organising an Energy Day. For further information, please visit the EUSEW website.

If your work supports an economy built on clean, secure, efficient energy, this event is for you. The EU Sustainable Energy Week is an opportunity to meet stakeholders promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies, learn about successful policies and inspire innovation to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals.

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.

Picture of flyer for the EU Sustainable Energy Week from 19-25th of June, 2017