District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power (DHC TCP)

The DHC TCP conducts unique international research that covers all areas of district heating and cooling (DHC) networks and combined heat and power (CHP). 

Methods to account for emissions from DHC systems need to be accurate and comprehensive.*


  • Optimising urban forms of district energy
  • Roadmap: high- to low-temperature DH systems
  • Strategic decision-making processes for DH
  • User-centred approaches to DH management


Contracting Parties: 12



* Graphic adapted from information provided by the DHC TCP

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