We are pleased to announce that Termoline participated in the general meeting held within the European LIFE Project: “Unlocking the potential of renewable cooling for a decarbonised cooling sector fit for the climate of the 21st century” (COOLING DOWN), organised in Padova. The meeting started with a review of the work packages (WP’s). Mr Philippe Dumas, as Secretary General of EGEC (European Geothermal Energy Council), presented the project strategy and management, while Ms Christina Karavoulia focused on media relations issues.

As a result of the hard work of the partners involved in this large-scale project, EGEC organised a remarkable webinar, which attracted over 400 participants, including members of the European Commission. The central theme of this online event was “Towards a zero net emissions future: the vital role of geothermal and solar thermal energy in providing sustainable cooling solutions”. The webinar discussed highly relevant topics including the outlook for cooling in the context of energy market developments and the renewable cooling solutions already available, highlighting the crucial importance of geothermal and solar thermal energy in this area.

One of our company’s major focus points in COOLING DOWN was to provide a pilot project to test the feasibility, performance and utility of geothermal cooling systems using GSHP and radiant cooling systems. This pilot project was successfully implemented in a renovated hospital in Oradea, Romania, with an area of over 20,000 square meters and designed as a nearly zero energy building (nZEB).

Our responsibilities are manifold and cover key aspects of the project implementation, including monitoring and evaluation of the system, its adjustment and qualification, and the dissemination and exploitation of the project results. We are firmly committed to ensuring that the solutions we implement are fully compliant with European policies on renewable energy, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reduction and building standards. In doing so, we aim to meet the growing demand for building energy and address the challenges of rapid climate change.

Through our active involvement in the COOLING DOWN project, we aim to accelerate the adoption of renewable cooling solutions, improve the competitiveness of these technologies and increase understanding of the demand and supply of cooling in buildings. We are also committed to contributing to the reduction of cooling-related energy poverty by proposing affordable solutions that meet the needs of vulnerable households and contribute to the global decarbonisation of buildings.

We are excited about the opportunity to combine the interests of renewable cooling stakeholders and the target groups identified in the COOLING DOWN project. These include policy and decision makers, end-users, financial and energy institutions and the media. By actively and constantly engaging with these stakeholders, we strive to promote sustainable cooling solutions and develop a resilient urban environment, while reducing environmental impacts and adapting to the challenges of climate change.