The Hotmaps project will develop a toolbox that supports local, regional and national heating and cooling planning processes. The Toolbox is user-driven (developed, demonstrated and validated in close collaboration with 7 European pilot areas), open source (the software and all related modules will run without requiring any other commercial tool or software – use of and access to Source Code is subject to Open Source License), and EU-28 compatible (the software can be used in all 28 EU Member States thanks to a default open data set).
The overarching goal of Hotmaps is the development of an open source heating/cooling mapping and planning toolbox and to provide default data for EU28 at national and local level. These data and tool allow public authorities to identify, analyse, model and map resources and solutions to supply energy needs within their territory of responsibility in a resource and cost efficient way. Hotmaps will help authorities to develop heating and cooling strategies on local, regional and national scale which are in line with RES and CO2-Emission targets on national and EU level.
On 9th and 10th December 2019, right before the SSPCR conference, the Hotmaps team is organising a training in Bolzano at the NOI Techpark. 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. Participation is free of charge and requires the presence of participants in loco.
Teaching: Marcus Hummel (e-think), Sara Giovannini (ENERGYCITIES), Simon Pezzutto and Pietro Zambelli (Eurac Research)