Hotmaps toolbox online trainings

Heating and cooling in residential and industrial sectors accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, but 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!

To support said transformation, the Hotmaps project has created a website 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.

What they offer is an open source online software that 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 project consortia has applied and demonstrated the values of Hotmaps in seven pilot areas. The software was developed by leading research institutions across Europe together with cities. Click here for more information.

There is now the opportunity to receive a full Hotmaps training online! They worked on this new option following the virus outbreak and we built on the feedback we received after the previous trainings.

The online training will take place between 27th April and 12th May – find the programme and more details here.

  • Mon 27th April, 10:00 – 11:00: a preparatory webinar to explain the training programme and the guiding materials
  • Mon 4th May – Mon 11th May: participants will perform the Hotmaps 5-steps-process for generating future heating and cooling scenarios for a selected region. Each step requires around 1 – 2 hours and you will be free to do it at the most convenient time for you. The Hotmaps team will provide explanation and support sessions to answer participants’ questions.
  • Tue 12th May, 15:00 – 16:30: Wrap up session and final remarks.

A certificate will be provided for all attendees.

Click here to register.

We will also offer an online training in German with a similar structure. It will take place between 4th May and 19th May. You can register here


Apr 27 2020 - May 12 2020


10:00 - 11:00




Hotmaps toolbox online trainings