CELSIUS – district heating and cooling in Europe
One of the Smart Cities projects is called CELSIUS and deals with the development of district heating and district cooling. In this area Gothenburg leads cities such as London, Rotterdam, Genoa and Cologne. From a European perspective Gothenburg’s district heating system has come a very long way. The district heating system began being built back in the 1950s, and today it is over 1,300 kilometres long. Gothenburg is basing 60 percent of its district heating on waste/recycled heat including from industries, waste incineration and waste water treatment. In Gothenburg, 90 percent of all buildings are heated using district heating, while the corresponding figure for the EU is 12 percent.
Photo: Klas Eriksson