Ecoheat4Cities (Ecoheat4Cities)

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26.06.2010 - 25.12.2012
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The main aim of the project was to remove “non-technological” barriers, by establishing a voluntary green energy (heating and cooling) labelling scheme and by promoting municipal and public acceptance of DHC systems. The scheme has been designed to encourage DHC companies to document and market the performance of their installations from a primary resource perspective (combined effects of RES use and energy efficiency). Through Euroheat & Power membership (32 countries) and partners, the project results are transferable and usable in all EU countries as well as in the EEA/EFTA and the Energy Community.


  • A labeling scheme for the performance of District Heating and Cooling systems based on three criteria: energy efficiency, renewable energy use, CO2 emissions. The project has developed the methodology and the material for labeling district heating and cooling schemes, which will enable to roll it out throughout the EU.
  • 30+ District Heating and Cooling Systems have been test-labeled across 7 countries (DK, SW, UK, NL, LT, DE, IT).
  • Online tools available to cities, urban planners and DHC companies to compare heating and cooling options, including Excel Design tools and accompanying guidelines.
  • Promotion/visibility platform available through (list of labeled schemes, brochures and info cards, creation of poster for city campaigns).
  • High level of awareness for the labelling scheme throughout the DHC sector in Europe, achieved by means of websites, project leaflets and newsletters, workshops, presentations at numerous conferences and meetings (20+) totalling an audience of over 1,500 people.

Total cost: 987 666 EUR

Coordinator: Euroheat & Power AISBL, Belgium


  • Euroheat & Power AISBL, Belgium
  • Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
  • Delft University of Technology, DUWIND Delft UNiversity Wind Energy Research Institute, Netherlands
  • Building Research Establishment Limited, United Kingdom
  • Swedish District Heating Association, Sweden
  • Euroheat & Power AISBL, Belgium
  • German Heat and Power Association-AGFW., Germany

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