COOLING DOWN – Unlocking the potential of renewable cooling for a decarbonised cooling sector fit for the climate of the 21st century


European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV)

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung EV (Fh. IEG)

Societatea Romana Geoexchange (RGS)

Solar Heat Europe (SHE)

Association Francaise des Professionnels de la Geothermie (AFPG)



Universita degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD)

Dr. Jakob Energy Research GmbH & Co. KG (JER)


European Union (LIFE Clean Energy Transition)


November 2022 to April 2025

Contact Leonhard Odersky, M.Sc. 

"COOLING DOWN"-project

COOLING DOWN seeks to propose a vision for a renewable cooling sector in Europe in the coming decades, and issue policy recommendations and proposals to achieve it. To develop this vision, extensive research about the potential of renewable cooling technologies – in line with the Renewable Energy Directive (EC 2018/2001) Article 7 requirements for eligibility as renewable cooling – and the projected trends for cooling.

Beyond the technological, economic, and social trends to be assessed through research, expert consultations and modelling, the COOLING DOWN project will also be seeking to address the contribution of renewable cooling technologies to climate change adaptation with a specific focus on the mitigation of the urban heat island effect.