Be a part of coolingEU!

Membership is now open to all associations, NGO’s and other organisations looking to contribute to make European cooling supply more efficient and sustainable.

The details on joining

All organizations, universities and research institutes are welcome to join coolingEU upon agreeing to the forums commitments and objectives:

  • Raise awareness among policy makers and interested parties by sharing and communicating the benefits of a more efficient and cleaner cooling supply.
  • Improve the knowledge about cooling by collecting and sharing data and project results and enhance the understanding about the sector and knowledge on different types of cooling.
  • Enable the progress in research and innovation in the field of sustainable, smart, and efficient cooling by means of exchange and cooperation between the sector, policy makers and researchers, without compromising the confidentiality of proprietary information.
  •  Improve the consideration of cooling in the European energy policy and how the renewables share of cooling is integrated in that policy.

coolingEU is an inter-sectoral and inter-industrial forum for stakeholders  active or interested in matters in the field of cooling. Therefore, supporters are requested to be active in the development of the forum’s activities.

coolingEU takes a technology-neutral stance that aims at integrating the cooling sector and fostering cooperation between a broad range of actors.

coolingEU, as broad forum, does not lobby for partisan interests but provides a hub for information about and from the sector


No membership fee is requested. However, expenses, shared but all supporters, are foreseen for the development of events and publications.

All expenditures must be agreed beforehand unanimously but all supporters.

If you are interested in being a part of coolingEU or you want to receive more information, do not hesitate and contact us.

coolingEU Communication Paper

The coolingEU Communication Paper is now available!

Learn more about cooling in Europe and our work and aims for 2017!


Please click on picture to access the coolingEU Communication Paper



Stakeholder Roundtable on Cooling Report

On the 12th of April 2016,  25 delegates representing the whole value and cold chain including cold suppliers, producers and a variety of consumers from heavy industry to food refrigeration, came together to kick-start exchange between the broad variety of actors in the sector. The Stakeholder Rountable on Cooling Report collects the outcomes of that fruitful meeting.

Report’s Key messages:
  • Cooling accounts for a large share of EU energy demands.
  • As most cooling processes are driven by electricity, cooling remains a hidden giant.
  • Cooling concerns everyone, be it industrial production, buildings or the food sector.
  • Cooling demands are as diverse as heating demands – if not more diverse.
  • Any industry with high thermal needs, such as steel, non-ferrous metals or cement, has substantial cooling needs, too.
  • The cooling demand in the building sector will increase by 70% until 2030 – partly due to climate change.
  • Generally, cooling is needed in all climate zones in Europe and only differs by a factor of three.
  • Food storage, transport, processing and production demand substantial cooling loads.
  • Cooling demand from certain sectors can be another’s energy source.
  • A systemic approach could bring large efficiency improvements. A wide range of technologies is needed to serve the different cooling demands in a sustainable manner. There is no one-size fits- all solution.
  • There are many market-ready technologies to supply sustainable cold.
  • The biggest challenge is to raise awareness for the importance of cooling.


Please, click here: roundtable-on-cooling-report to access the full report.

European Commission’s overview of the EU-funded projects in the areas of heating and cooling

The European Commission has published on the 26th of November 2016 the report ‘Overview of support activities and projects of the European Union on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the heating & cooling sector’.

This report provides an overview on the Horizon 2020 funded projects and the 7 th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the area of heating and cooling. This document goes in line with the EU heating and cooling strategy adopted in February 2016.

According to the report, more research and innovation is required to further improve and develop technologies and solutions that allow exploiting the full potential of low carbon and renewable energy sources for heating and cooling. There is already a wide range of proven technologies and solutions available on the market although more is needed to increase their market share. Against this background, the programmes of the EU come to provide direct support to the objectives of the heating and cooling strategy supporting actions in vital areas.


Please click on the picture to access the report