Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
The EU-funded project 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 Energy Efficiency Directive as well as
the RED and EPBD require EU Member States to develop policies foreseeing
systematic planning processes for efficient heating and cooling. HotMaps will facilitate this task by
allowing users to
The 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 will be another important part of the project: Selected persons from the target group will be trained on the use of the models and tools, thereby contributing to a new generation of energy planners.
Coordinated by the TU Wien, HotMaps is
developed by a consortium of leading experts in energy planning
in Europe, modelling and tool
development, energy policy and communication.
Experience from the ground is fed into the
project by pilot areas from Denmark, Germany, Romania, Spain, Ireland,
Switzerland and the UK as well as 20 further follower areas.
European Commission (Horizon 2020 Programme)
Not yet available.
Coming soon: www.hotmaps-project.eu
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