Sustainable Places 2023

A clustering workshop on DHC is organised for the 11th edition of Sustainable Places, hosted in Madrid, Spain as hybrid event.

Conference Scope

Sustainable Places is a renowned venue for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 and EU Horizon Europe Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way. Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures.


District Heating & Cooling in the future energy system

On June 15th from 9.00 till 12.30 am a clustering workshop will take place where the DHC+ Projects SENERGY NETS, ConnectHeat, RewardHEAT will be presented. The workshop is focussing on district heating & cooling (DHC) and sector coupling with smart grids and will gather in the same session several DHC-related EU-funded projects to exchange views and build synergies.

The workshop will showcase recent innovations on the DHC topic and discuss the future role of DHC in the European energy system. Some of the topics which will be discussed are:

  • Sector coupling technologies electricity-gas-heating&cooling
  • Recovery of low-temperature renewable and excess heat
  • Thermal energy storage connected to DHC networks (PCM, TCM)
  • Grid-connected modular heat pumps
  • Digital Twins of DHC networks
  • Biomass-fired Top Cycle
  • Solar thermal and geothermal
  • Digitalisation of DHC networks


Registration & Programme

Registration’s fares and deadlines are already out. You can attend in-person or online.

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