Heating & cooling planning made easier – HOTMAPS training



From 09 December 2019 12:00 to 10 December 2019 17:00

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.

On 9th and 10th December 2019, right before the SSPCR conference, the Hotmaps team is organising a training in Bolzano. The workshop is directed to people working for a local, regional and or national authority that is responsible for heating and cooling topics, but also to planners or consultants in this field.

What is the“Hotmaps follower”training you will get?

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 (9h-18h)

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

Workshop Day 2 (9h-12h)

  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. Exercises and group work II: Conclusions for heating and cooling strategies

Participation is free of charge