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
On June 20th, the HotMaps project was presented during the European Sustainable Energy Week’s event “The green revolution starts at home” . Organised by a coalition of industries, EU-funded projects (PLANHEAT, HOTMAPS and RELaTED) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the event provided an overview of the heating and cooling sector in Europe with… Read more »
by Simon Pezzutto ,Silvia Croce, Stefano Zambotti, Lukas Kranzl, Antonio Novelli and Pietro Zambelli
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.