Renewable Thermal Collaborative

A global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities, dramatically cutting carbon emissions. 

Renewable Thermal Collaborative

A global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities, dramatically cutting carbon emissions. 

About Us

Together, We Can Heat and Cool the Planet Sustainably

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) serves as the leading coalition for organizations that are committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities and dramatically cutting carbon emissions. RTC Members recognize the growing demand and necessity for renewable heating and cooling and the urgent need to meet this demand in a manner that delivers sustainable, cost-competitive options at scale.

The RTC Members include manufacturers and state and local governments. The RTC Solutions Providers are renewable thermal suppliers, producers, and professional service firms that provide important institutional support for the RTC’s work to advance renewable thermal solutions for large customers

RTC Summit 2024

Join us September 30 & October 1 in Washington D.C. for the premier event connecting leaders across the renewable thermal energy landscape. 

Renewable Thermal Vision Report

Finding a Path Forward for Decarbonizing Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector

Our Vision

The Thermal Opportunity

Energy used for heating and cooling comprises approximately 50 percent of total global final energy demand and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. In the United States, heating and cooling account for more than 25 percent of total energy use across residential, commercial, and industrial sectors at a cost of $270 billion annually.

Despite its large energy and carbon footprint and its significant potential to reduce carbon emissions, the use of renewable energy for heating and cooling applications, including biomass, biogas, geothermal, landfill gas, renewable electrification, renewable hydrogen, and solar thermal, has received relatively little attention compared with renewable electricity.

of global final energy is comprised of thermal energy use

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of GHG emissions can be attributed to heating and cooling

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of total energy use in the U.S. comes from thermal energy

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spent annually on heating and cooling costs in the US

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Publications

Case Studies, News, Publications

Case Study: Thermal Energy Storage at Herkkumaa Food Manufacturing Facility

June 13, 2024

Case Studies, News, Publications

Case Study: MVR Heat Pumps & Thermal Efficiency at Chivas Brothers Distillery

June 6, 2024

Case Studies, News, Publications

Case Study: Decarbonizing Process Heat at California Dairies, Inc. with Skyven Technologies

April 18, 2024