News & Announcements

29 October 2014

New dates for free online trainings in English and German

Thanks to support from the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health and the collaboration with the European Cyclists’ Federation we are pleased to announce the continuation of the free live online trainings in English and German on how to use HEAT. Please see here for the new dates and registration:

19 August 2014

2014 update: new version of HEAT for walking and cycling!

Today, the 2014 update of HEAT has been launched. Keeping the tool updated with the latest scientific evidence, the main new features and changes include:

  • updated relative risk functions for walking and cycling;
  • new Values of Statistical Life (VSL) with averages and country-specific values (based on a methodology developed by the OECD);
  • updated and more detailed mortality rates for European countries;
  • new section of frequently asked questions (FAQ); and
  • several bug fixes.
For details on the updated risk functions and new VSL values, please consult: Please note: The previous 2011 version of HEAT is no longer available. If you need access to assessments saved with the 2011 version, please contact us at