Act!onHeat Workflow Guide
In Act!onHeat, a workflow for strategic heating and cooling (H&C) planning was developed. For this, a moderated workshop was conducted with experts from the field, discussing their experiences and recommendations (do’s and don’ts). Findings from the workshop were summarised, structured and transferred into a workflow.
The workflow developed consists of 11 steps addressing urban planning, implementation, and policies. The starting point is the development of a vision (step 1), followed by establishing a working group (step 2). The working group coordinates the process and acts as an interface with urban planning. Steps 3 , 4, and 5 then comprise an inventory analysis, zoning and scenario development. These are then fed into the formulation of a transition strategy (step 6). Here, the municipality defines milestones and objectives. Based on this, strategies and/or measures are drafted (step 7). At best, implementation projects emerge directly from the process. These are then analysed for feasibility (step 8) and subsequently planned and implemented (steps 9 & 10). The working group carries out coordinating and networking tasks in these steps. The workflow is flanked by regular reviews that identify potential for improvement and thus intervene in an iterative way in the process (step 11).