Strategic Heating and Cooling Planning — From vision to engagement


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The first out of three online sessions of the Act!onHeat Training Programme will provide an overview about the workflow of strategic H&C planning in cities. More specifically, the session will focus on the first steps to be taken by a municipality , which include the development of a vision, ensuring political commitment, forming an internal working group and establishing an effective engagement strategy for identifying and implementing thermal projects together with local stakeholders. The political and technical insights from leading experts are complemented by the release of the results of a meta-study that Act!onHeat conducted to determine the success factors of H&C planning across Europe. Ultimately, the session aims to encourage H&C stakeholders to foster thermal planning in their cities and regions as well as to consider to take-up the support offered by Act!onHeat Support Facility.

Missed the first session? Watch the recording and scroll through the slides here

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Certification can be offered on demand. This requires watching the first and second sessions, having participated in session 3, and completing a case study afterwards. Please find the short and advanced versions of the exercise below:

10:00Welcome and introducing Act!onHeatICLEI Europe
10:10Set-up of strategic H&C planning in your city: Vision, commitment and mobilisationAlis-Daniela Torres – ICLEI Europe
10:20Establishing a thermal stakeholder group and engagement conceptJuan Varo López – CREARA
10:30Success factors of strategic H&C planning - results of the Act!onHeat meta-studyMarkus Fritz – Fraunhofer ISI
10:40Interactive discussionSpeakers & participants
10:55Catch-up and closingICLEI Europe

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