HotMaps aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies.
In addition to guidelines and handbooks on how to carry out strategic heating and cooling (H&C) planning, HotMaps will provide the first H&C planning software that is:
The Hot Maps software tool will be developed in close cooperation with the target group, i.e. urban planners and strategic decision-makers as well as with members from the open source community. The pilot areas of Aalborg, Bistrita, Frankfurt, Geneva, Milton Keynes, Kerry County and San Sebastian will co-design, test and validate in order to guarantee for a user-friendly software entirely based on user needs.
Capacity-building is an important part of the project: several workshops will be organised in order to train local authorities on the use of the models and tools, allowing energy planners to:
Energy Cities promotes the project and disseminates its results to other local authorities as well as the national level in other EU countries, in order to ensure favourable conditions for the take up of the Hot Maps software.
Energy Cities is also contributing to the bottom up development of the Hot Maps tool by ensuring that is is continuously taking into account the needs of local authorities in Europe. Energy Cities will contribute and organise capacity building for energy planners and decision makers working at local and national level in Europe.
In the past 4 years, five members of the Energy Cities’ network co-developed and tested the Hotmaps toolbox for heating and cooling (H&C) planning together […]
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This brochure will guide you through strategic heat planning. You will find out how the Hotmaps toolbox works and how it suppor tedthe pilot cities in their urban energy planning.