Become a Hotmaps follower!

Thanks to this free training you will be able to use Hotmaps to develop your city’s energy strategy!

Are you interested in making your city’s energy planning faster and better?

Do you want to learn how to do it by using the Hotmaps toolbox? Then don’t miss the opportunity to become a Hotmaps Follower!

By becoming a Hotmaps Follower city, you will have free trainings and webinars, you will learn how to create energy scenarios, develop your Heating & Cooling plan and choose between different resources options!

What is the training you will get?

Below an overview of the training structure, that will be adapted based on participants’ needs and availability:

Introductory webinar (3 hours, 3 weeks before the workshop):

  1. Presentation of the guidelines for strategic heating and cooling planning
  2. Presentation of the Hotmaps toolbox and dataset (mapping, scenario generation and comparison, energy system analysis)
  3. Detailed explanation of the workshop programme, the preparation process and guiding materials

Workshop Day 1

  1. Welcome and short presentation of each participant and its analysis case
  2. Presentation of example / pilot cities
  3. Exercises and group work I: Mapping and data integration

Workshop Day 2

  1. Exercises and group work II: Planning and scenario development (district heating grid expansion, integration of renewables and excess heat, comparison with decentralised heating solutions)
  2. Conclusions for heating and cooling strategies

The trainings will  be organised in different cities around Europe! You can check the list below, the next ones will be in Milton Keynes (UK), Heerlen (The Netherlands) and Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany) in Spring 2020. Additional dates in other areas might be added based on interest and availability.

What are the benefits of the training?

  1. You will be trained for free! The participation includes lunch.
  2. You will be one of the first to learn how to use Hotmaps (software, default EU-28 datasets etc. …).
  3. You will learn how to develop heating and cooling scenarios for the area of your choice. You will be able to input your own datasets and develop comparable scenarios for your city/area of interest.
  4. Your trainer will follow up with you! After the training, you will receive guidance, the trainers will be available for question and additional support.
  5. You will be part of the Hotmaps community! Thanks to Hotmaps you will meet representatives from other EU regions and discover shared issues and solutions.

Requirements for participating the training

  1. If you work for a local, regional and or national authority that is responsible for heating and cooling topics or if you are a planner or consultant in this field, the training is made for you.
  2. You should have an overview of technical characteristics of heating and cooling supply and demand systems. Furthermore, you should be used to work with data and calculations on the computer. Please bring your own laptop; if you are unable to come with a laptop, please contact us.
  3. You should be available to participate in the preparation web call and attend both days of the 1 and ½ -days training.

Download the training’s agenda

List of training locations currently available

  • Bolzano (IT), 9-10 December 2019 > Done
  • Brussels (BE), 19 Feb (from 12h) and 20 Feb (until 17h30) 2020 > Done
  • Milton Keynes (UK), 1 April (from 8h45) and 2 April (until 14h) 2020 > Register here
  • Frankfurt-am-Main (DE), 5 May (from 11h) and 6 May 2020 (until 17h) > Register here 

Shorter trainings in Heerlen (The Netherlands) on 22 April 2020

Two half-a-day demonstration will take place as a side-event of the Cities and Citizens Energy Forum (Energy Cities’ annual event) . It will be the same training repeated in the morning and then in the afternoon. To register to one of these trainings (max. 30 participants per session):

1 ) in case you will participate in other parts of the Cities and Citizens Energy Forum (in addition to the Hotmaps training session), please register via the registration form of the Cities and Citizens Energy Forum;

2) in case you will participate ONLY in the Hotmaps training session, please use this separate registration form (in this case, you will not be granted the access to the Cities and Citizens Energy Forum).

Any question?

Contact: Marcus Hummel, e-think,