The open source mapping and planning tool for heating and cooling
The overarching goal of Hotmaps is the development of an open source heating / cooling mapping and planning toolbox and to provide default data for EU28 at national and local level. These data and tool allow public authorities to identify, analyse, model and map resources and solutions to supply energy needs within their territory of responsibility in a resource and cost efficient way. Those results will help authorities to develop heating and cooling strategies on local, regional and national scale which are in line with RES and CO2-Emission targets on national and EU level.
THE TOOLBOX IS :
Developed, demonstrated and validated in close collaboration with 7 European pilot areas.
- OPEN SOURCE
The tool and all related modules will run without requiring any other commercial tool or software. Use of and access to Source Code is subject to Open Source License.
- EU-28 COMPATIBLE
The tool can be used in all 28 EU Member States thanks to a default open data set.
7 Pilot Areas
The Hotmaps team just published a set of “how to” documents to support the users of the software. You can access them below: Summary of the Hotmaps Handbooks for strategic heat planning Handbook 1 – Definition & experiences of strategic heat planning Handbook 2 – Guidance for comprehensive assessment of efficient heating and cooling Appendix… Read more »
Heating and cooling will play a decisive role in the long-term decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system: the sector is responsible for 51% of final energy use in Europe and about 27% of CO2 emissions – only 19% of the heating and cooling final energy demand is coming from renewable sources. Considering the increased level of ambition… Read more »
The Hotmaps software beta version is now available! This tool allows users to browse through a European map and retrieve information on space heating and hot water demand, CO2 emissions as well as potentials for renewable supply like biomass and solar energy on a spatially disaggregated level. Users are able to select their regions and… Read more »
16 partners are involved in the Hotmaps project, committed to develop the best Hotmaps toolbox possible. Among them, 7 pilot areas will test the tool over the duration of the project and beyond.