Event & Ceremony

The Global District Energy Climate Award and its event is the occasion where outstanding innovative projects are awarded. We are delighted to confirm that the #21GDECA, the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards Ceremony, will be hosted by APUEA during the Asian Pacific Urban Energy Association – on Thursday, 11 November 2021 VIRTUALLY.


The Asia Urban Energy Assembly will be held virtually on 11 November 2021 and an in-person international two-day event 15-16 September 2022

As an integrated part of the virtual Asia Urban Energy Assembly, the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards Ceremony will be hosted online by APUEA, recognizing world-leading district energy projects while highlighting how district energy systems help cities and communities transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

The Asia Urban Energy Assembly is facilitating dialogues on sustainable urban energy topics between energy professionals, government agencies, city representatives, and investors. The theme of the event is “Towards a carbon-neutral future”, covering Smart Energy City (SEC), Multi Energy Systems (MES), District Energy (DE), and related energy topics.

This is the first time the event is held in the Asia-Pacific, which offers excellent opportunities for regional actors to promote their offerings and references for the international District Energy community.

The two day event will gather government officials, international organisations, city representatives, planning agencies, utility executives, financial and legal experts, planners, developers, design institutes, investors, academia and domestic and international sector associations among many others.

Read the APUEA magazine

APUEA, Issue 11, September 2021: 

In the eleventh issue of the APUEA Magazine, you can read why upgrading is the smarter way ahead for energy efficient buildings, why district cooling enables a bouquet of opportunities, how industrial risks can be controlled, and how heating and cooling can be de-carbonized with absorption technology. You can also read about the latest and upcoming APUEA activities and events. The magazine includes articles from ABB, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), Siveco China, Johnson Controls, and the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA).

Click here to read the full Magazine online   

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  • APUEA, Issue 10, June 2021 – Click here to read the full Magazine online | Download: pdf 15.2 mb
  • APUEA, Issue 9, March 2021 – Click here to read the full Magazine online | Download: pdf 15.2 mb
  • APUEA, Issue 8, October 2020 – Click here to read the full Magazine online | Download: pdf 15.1 mb

Global District Energy Climate Awards – Initiative

Launched in 2009, the Global District Energy Climate Awards recognise systems that illustrate the overall importance of District Energy (heating & cooling) in providing sustainable energy solutions.

Information from previous editions of the GDECA ceremony can be viewed in the archive section.

Some impressions:

The International District Cooling and Heating conference in Doha in October provided an excellent possibility for networking and promoted the knowledge and technology exchange of district cooling. It was a great opportunity to present Sweden’s longstanding and advanced technology in both district cooling and heating. The Global District Energy Climate Award highlighted even more the importance of what district heating & cooling can do to reduce global warming! Euroheat & Power is skilled and has a key role to drive the development of district energy forward by continuing to successfully identify relevant initiatives and support the industry outside the EU! Euroheat & Power provides top-range business and regulation intelligence, represents the interest of the DHC sector in the European policy market and provides a platform for open exchange beyond Europe. Thank you for the excellent organization - Congratulations to a very successful conference!
H.E. Ewa Polano, Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar.