Gallery: Heat Map of England Visualizes Building Energy Use

 

A new type of heat map was introduced in the UK and it maps out, quite literally, the heating needs of the entire country. While designed to help implement heating infrastructure like district heat plants, the map is also a very useful tool in seeing how energy usage, right down to the neighborhood, can be visualized. Developed for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (what a refreshingly honest name) the map’s accuracy is based on individual buildings — but the designers promises the data does not compromise privacy.

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