Milton Keynes Council a partner in the Intensify project has been actively involved in the HotMaps project. In the projects final conference the project participants will outline how the HotMaps deliverable will enable communities to determine their energy needs and so help inform their decision making.
The overarching goal of Hotmaps has been the development of an open source heating / cooling mapping and planning toolbox and to provide default data for EU28 at national and local level. The 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.