In the context of developing a low-carbon economy by 2050, the European Union (EU) member states have committed to improve energy efficiency by at least 27% by 2030. To empower municipalities and local authorities addressing this goal, the H2020 PLANHEAT research project develops an open-source software tool for developing economically sustainable energy plans for low-carbon heating and cooling. To take into account the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect on energy demand, the PLANHEAT software tool uses a geospatial dataset of hourly 1 km Heating and Cooling Degrees that is derived from satellite thermal data and information from weather models. This article describes the methodology used for producing this dataset and presents the first results for the city of Antwerp in Belgium. The PLANHEAT tool will be released as a QGIS plugin in June 2019.

A satellite-derived heating-A nd cooling-degrees geospatial dataset: Results for Antwerp

Barberis S.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

In the context of developing a low-carbon economy by 2050, the European Union (EU) member states have committed to improve energy efficiency by at least 27% by 2030. To empower municipalities and local authorities addressing this goal, the H2020 PLANHEAT research project develops an open-source software tool for developing economically sustainable energy plans for low-carbon heating and cooling. To take into account the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect on energy demand, the PLANHEAT software tool uses a geospatial dataset of hourly 1 km Heating and Cooling Degrees that is derived from satellite thermal data and information from weather models. This article describes the methodology used for producing this dataset and presents the first results for the city of Antwerp in Belgium. The PLANHEAT tool will be released as a QGIS plugin in June 2019.
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