About Us

What Is the Renewable Thermal Collaborative?

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) is the global coalition for companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling at their facilities, 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.

As a coalition, the RTC offers value to Members by providing “power in numbers.” The RTC is the only place to focus on renewable heating and cooling and where large thermal energy users come together collaboratively to understand the problems in the market, learn from each other, and overcome these barriers to renewable heating and cooling. 

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative was founded in 2017 and is facilitated by the Center for Climate and Energy SolutionsDavid Gardiner and Associates, and World Wildlife Fund.

The RTC is a pre-commercial, pre-competitive initiative. The RTC conducts all of its work in compliance with our antitrust guidelines.

Who We Are

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.

Since its founding, the RTC  has large energy buyers representing approximately $6.3 trillion in market capital, some of whom have successfully invested in renewable thermal solutions with significant emissions and cost savings. The RTC also includes a multitude of renewable thermal suppliers and a community of more than 60 energy practitioners from various sectors.

Large energy buyers

Community of energy practitioners

$6.3 trillion in market capital

Global reach

Our goal is to create a community of over 100 corporate buyers, establish policy support, and put us on the path to reduce industrial sector thermal emissions 30% by 2030 and full sector decarbonization by 2050.

Our Vision