Event type Online event

How can waste heat recovery help decarbonise cities? Best practices & policy recommendations

The EU produces more waste heat than the demand of its entire building stock. Conservative estimates suggest that industrial waste heat could cover at least 25% of district heating generation. Moreover, there is significant heat recovery potential from unconventional waste heat sources, i.e. waste heat from data centres, metro stations, service sector buildings, or waste-water treatment plants could cover 10 % of the EU’s total energy demand for heat and hot water. Different initiatives have come up with recommendations to boost the recovery of waste heat to be used in DH networks, to help decarbonise cities.

This webinar is jointly organised by the Urban Agenda Energy Transition Partnership action 2, the ReUseHeat project and the Celsius initiative if the framework of DHC+ Talks.

Experiences from the field and policy recommendations will be presented and discussed. We would like to hear from DHC operators, waste heat owners (industry, service sector), cities and the EU decision-makers on how we can boost waste heat recovery in Europe!


Antonio Lopez

Roberto Fedrizzi

Erik Barentsen

Kristina Lygnerud

Pauline Lucas

Emilia Pisani