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THERMOS Train-the-Trainer Certification Programme

Get read for THERMOS Training Pathway D starting 29th Oct 2020

- Registration open -

Are you interested in conducting better heating and cooling planning supporting your local sustainable energy and climate action plans? Would you like to work with the THERMOS tool to enable a faster upgrade, refurbishment and the expansion of existing infrastructure or develop new networks in your town?

Did you say yes to all or any of those questions, then join us for Training Pathway D?

Register now here.

What does it mean to be a certified THERMOS Trainer?

THERMOS Trainers are all those energy planning experts and stakeholders that completed all steps of our training and are thus fully confident to:

  1. Apply the THERMOS software and its features for optimised energy system mapping and modelling
  2. Develop preliminary case studies and complete basic planning exercises with THERMOS
  3. Train others to apply THERMOS
  4. Integrate results of the THERMOS software in urban planning processes
  5. Identify key district energy planning and financing methods
  6. Connect the role of local heating & cooling to dynamics of heat demand/supply in Europe
  7. Outline key concepts of stakeholder engagement processes for local thermal project planning
  8. Improve local energy and climate action planning

Trainers will receive a certificate, including a supplement document stating the obtained competences, skills and knowledge.

What do I need to do?

Join our three live webinars starting 29th Oct.

Webinar 1: Kick-off & energy system mapping and modelling with THERMOS
29th Oct 2020 - 16:00 CET - pdf presentation - recording

Webinar 2
: Embedding THERMOS in your city. Case Studies by THERMOS partners
12th Nov 2020 16:00 CET - pdf presentation - recording
Webinar 3: Final Webinar THERMOS trainers in action – Presentation of Cases by Trainers
10th Dec 2020 16:00 CET

From theory to practice:

Option A: Practical exercises

Watch our Exercise videos and complete three THERMOS practical challenges by 1st December 2020

- Complete Exercise 1: Planning & evaluating a project with THERMOS.
Clip for Exercise 1: Getting started

- Complete Exercise 2: Optimising planning decisions
Clip for Exercise 2: Optimising network results

- Complete Exercise 3: Modifying demand and network paths
Clip for Exercise 3: Modifying paths and demand

Option B: Develop a case with THERMOS

Develop your own case study with THERMOS with help from our THERMOS tutors and experts by 1st December 2020.

Don't want to wait?

Pathway D might still be in the making, but you can already get started by having a look at our materials from previous training editions and our 10 min THERMOS demo video.

Re-watch our three recorded webinars on the THERMOS software from Pathway A, B and C:

Webinar 1: Energy system mapping and modelling with THERMOS
Download the presentation here.

Webinar 2: Embedding THERMOS in your city
Download the presentation here.

Webinar 3: Optimising thermal planning, resources and technologies with THERMOS in Warsaw
Download the presentation here.

Improve your knowledge about the district heating & cooling sector, thermal energy demand and supply in Europe, relevant key stakeholders, and viable financing options in our additional Training material below.

You can either watch them as a video, or download them as pdf here.

Webinar 1: Thermal energy supply and demand in Europe
Fill in the short multiple choice questionnaire on Webinar 1 here.

Webinar 5: Heating and cooling market and finance
Fill in the short multiple choice questionnaire on Webinar 5 here.

Webinar 6: Stakeholders involvement for adopting THERMOS
Fill in the short multiple choice questionnaire on Webinar 6 here.

Submitted all? Congrats, you are eligible for a full THERMOS certificate! Await good news in your inbox!

Get Inspired with THERMOS Case Studies

Get inspired for whats possible with THERMOS by real case studies developed with THERMOS by previous Training participants. 


For all those who made it to this stage of the text after having faithfully consulted all our material: You are really committed to become part of Pathway D and to roll-out energy efficient, low-carbon district energy solutions. Until the Training starts there is only one thing left to do: Do good and talk about it!

Let your colleagues, partners, customers and other peers know about the opportunity the THERMOS tool & free Training offers!

Find below helpful materials to spread the word and introduce your peers to the THERMOS software to work as a team!

For the sceptic

Need hard proof for all the claims we make above before spending your time? Read up on the science behind THERMOS in our academic publications on the tool, the THERMOS Baseline Replication Report (2018) from the eight THERMOS cities and hear from Trainers themselves about the programme and software on THERMOS Voices.


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