COOL DH - a pioneering project for district heating solutions #cool_dh

About Cool DH

COOL DH explained in 4 minutes

The objective of COOL DH action is to support cities in their endeavor to plan and deploy new, efficient district heating and cooling (DHC) systems and extend, refurbish existing ones to higher standards.

Thus allowing greater uptake of renewables, recovering of excess heat or cold while improving the overall efficiency of the systems.

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Demo sites

Brunnshög, Lund

The Brunnshög district is an ambitious project, with the goal to offer the best research and innovation environment in the world and to showcase sustainable urban development. Fully developed the district will have 40,000 inhabitants and employees before 2050. Low-grade surplus heat recovered from the research facilities of ESS and MAX IV will heat the entire district.

Østerby, Høje Taastrup

In 2015, the district heating supply consisted of 51 % fossil free energy from biomasses, the renewable part of waste, solar, geothermal energy etcetera. Using a larger share of low-grade surplus heat and increasing system efficiency is an important step of reducing emissions even more.

Project news

View from the roof of the spectacular Amager power plant in Copenhagen.

Joint workshop for COOL DH and Upgrade DH

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An innovation workshop was held in Copenhagen on 9th and 10th of October with participants from the two EU projects COOL DH and Upgrade DH. One main purpose of EU projects is to exchange knowledge across the borders. During a workshop combined…
Gabriele Pesce from Euroheat & Power talking about COOL DH at a workshop in Brussels on 2 October 2019.

COOL DH presented at policy workshop on waste heat recovery investments

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The heat being wasted across Europe could cover 100% of our buildings’ needs. District heating and cooling networks can utilise excess heat available from various sources, including excess heat from urban facilities (i.e. data centres, sewage…

Conference about the future of thermal grids

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During the conference “The Future of Thermal Grids” held in Malmö, Sweden, on 24th September 2019 low temperature district heating and cooling systems were discussed – among other the COOL DH project. Smart, low temperature district…
Science Village Scandinavia

The world’s largest LTDH network officially opened

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On Tuesday 24th September the world’s largest low temperature district heating network was inaugurated in Brunnshög, the sustainable future district in the northeast part of Lund, Sweden. Science Village Scandinavia’s conference facility…

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