Heating and cooling in residential and industrial sectors accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and more than 80% of this energy is still generated from fossil fuels. Meanwhile, heat losses are also significantly high. This sector needs to be transformed!
HOTMAPS is an open source online software, which allows you to provide within 5 minutes a first estimation of heating and cooling demand in your region and the potentials of local renewable energy to cover this demand. By using more detailed data, thanks to its calculation modules, you can elaborate comprehensive heating and cooling strategies.
HOTMAPS supports planning processes of the energy sector on the local level in a transparent manner, thanks to: a starting data set, customisations of the software for your specific needs, training and support services. The software was developed by leading research institutions across Europe together with cities. We applied and demonstrated the values of Hotmaps in seven pilot areas.
On 19th and 20th February 2020, the Hotmaps team is organising a training in Brussels. The workshop is directed to people working for a local, regional and or national authority that is responsible for heating and cooling topics, but also to planners or consultants in this field.
Participation is free of charge and requires the presence of participants in loco. A preparatory webinar will be hold on 12th February from 10:00 to 12:00 am.