The Horizon2020 project Heat Roadmap Europe has shown that the heating and cooling sector in Europe can be fully decarbonized based on technologies and approaches which already exist, are market-ready and have been successfully implemented in Europe. The heating and cooling sector represents the largest energy sector today. By redesigning the energy system and combining end-use savings with heat pumps and district heating and cooling using excess heat, efficiency and renewable sources, over 4.340 Mton CO2 emissions can be reduced accounting for a reduction of 86% compared to 1990. In addition, this is an economic transition creating jobs, increasing expenditures in local energy efficiency and use of local resources, creating a heat supply more resilient to fuel price fluctuations [HRE, Deliverable 6.4, 2018]
This course manual is part of the R-ACES course ‘Horizon 2020 District Heating and Cooling’. It combines the knowledge built up in several district heating and cooling projects within Horizon2020 as well as a few Interreg projects in one focused course structure. The goal is to provide an introductory-level course on district heating and cooling in Europe. It first introduces the European Energy Strategy, followed by six lessons on various district heating and cooling technologies.
Each lesson is filled with presentations, videos, use cases and evaluation material. In the lesson introduction, you find the learning goals of the lesson. You are asked to read the several materials and watch the audovisual material. Afterwards, you can answer the questions formulated in the evaluation material document.
In this course you will:
- Learn about European Energy Strategy
- Be introduced to a selection of presentations, text documents and videos on how district heating and cooling can contribute to Paris Agreement targets in Europe. The course was built on knowledge and materials from projects in the Horizon2020 and Interreg programmes.
- Practice and reflect on the lessons using evaluation materials as well as use cases from the R-ACES use case library.
About this course: This course combines the insights of several European Projects. R-ACES gathered the material grouped the material in one course. We did not modify the materials developed by other projects and are not responsible for the content of these materials.