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.