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.
The Hotmaps team organises an online training in English between 27th April and 12th May (an online training in German is also foreseen):
Mon 27th April, 10:00 – 11:00: a preparatory webinar to explain the training programme and the guiding materials,
Mon 4th May – Mon 11th May: intensive training days. Participants will perform the Hotmaps 5 step process for generating scenarios of future heating and cooling for a selected region. It requires around 1-2h per step. The Hotmaps team will provide explanation sessions and support sessions to answer particpants' questions.
Tue 12th May, 15:00 – 16:30: Wrap up session and final remarks.