The UK Centre for Sustainable Energy, part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, has developed a heat map that maps heat use at the building level. The aim of the effort is to determine which areas are best suited to district heating where groups of buildings share the same boiler and drive down costs as well as carbon footprints.
While local councils have been encouraged to create local maps, this national map combines details of all 388 local authorities with details on kilowatt hours per square metre, and will help spur local projects.
The site contains a number of innovative presentation tools, including the ability to look at four different maps on screen at one time to aid comparisons. There’s even a data download function where you can export data in CSV format for further exploration.