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Operating Agent

You can contact the Operating Agent for any questions on the IEA District Heating and Cooling programme:

AGFW Projekt GmbH
Dr. Andrej Jentsch
Stresemannallee 30
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Tel +49-251-1491-260
Tel +49-69-6304-344


Implementing Agreement

The mission of the 'IEA Implementing Agreement on District Heating & Cooling including the integration of CHP' is to conduct highly effective Research and Development as well as policy analysis of District Heating and Cooling Systems with low Environmental Impact through international collaboration.

We are furthering this mission by selecting, managing and publishing collaborative co-funded projects collating and exchanging information on R&D projects between countries.

Downloadable documents


Policy Paper [PDF - 8-pages, 199Kb]: see the important role district heating can play in assisting countries to meet their Kyoto targets


Strategy document [PDF - 5-pages, 41Kb]: IEA Implementing Agreement on District Heating and Cooling including the integration of CHP


Position paper [ PDF - 14-pages, 104 Kb]: The Role of District Heating & Cooling and Combined Heat and Power Systems in Reducing Fossil Fuels Use and Combating Harmful Emissions