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Capital Projects Toolset

Description & Features

This comprehensive dashboard is a customized view of all the variables that impact capital planning and infrastructure spending.

Community Return on Investment

Increase transparency of capital expenditures so taxpayers better understand how their dollars are being used to improve their community.
Determine fair user rates based on actual use and data-predicted consumption.
Easily convey the latest data with compelling, understandable visualizations and graphs.
Access alternative, hyper-local data sources for every major decision.

Why we are different

CDP approaches data and decisions in a way no one else in the technology industry does. We build the big, beautiful picture with millions of individual data points and make it easy to understand, use, and access so that everyone in a community—from the policymakers to homeowners to investors—has the opportunity to make better decisions.

The Capital Projects Toolset includes:

Effective Population Data
Unlike traditional population measures, an effective population study (EPS) considers who is where when, which enables community leaders to make predictions based on time and space.
Building Cost Tracker
Assess capital costs across all buildings owned by the city government.
Infrastructure Assessment Tool
Determine the value of infrastructure elements based on age, investment, and revenue generation.
Maintenance Scheduler
What is the lifespan of your busiest community bridge or a critical government building? Extend the longevity of key infrastructure bodies with a detailed preventative strategy and maintenance tracking tool.
Infrastructure Usage Tracker
Identify which roads, bridges, and pedestrian walkways receive the bulk of your vehicle and foot traffic with up-to-the-minute mobility data.
Project Cost Estimator
Track capital expenditure along budget baselines, updated with project prgress.
Project ROI Estimator
Estimate the impact of your capital investments.
Current Project Budget Tracker
Track each capital project separately or per budget year.

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Energy Tracker

Description & Features

Achievement of renewable and emission-free energy guidelines is a major problem facing communities today. CDP’s Energy Tracker helps leaders and citizens alike understand where their community stands, where they are achieving, where they are falling short, and what they can do about it.

Community Return on Investment

Predict seasonal short-term demands in electricity, natural gas, and other energy fuels.

Forecast long-term energy growth and determine how energy efficiency and renewables blend with population growth.

Capture more state and federal funding by using solid data and targeted solutions in grant applications.

Monitor your community’s energy footprint to assess the impact of current policies.

Estimate community emissions based on hyper-local data, like the number of hybrid and electric cars in the community.

Why we are different

Achievement of renewable and emission-free energy guidelines is a major problem facing communities today. CDP’s Energy Tracker helps leaders and citizens alike understand where their community stands, where they are making gains, where they are falling short, and what they can do about it.

Basic Energy Tracker features include:

Electric grid monitor
Energy footprint is one of the many areas where the real needs of a community require an effective population study (EPS) rather than a traditional population measure. The EPS considers who is where when – this enables us to predict energy usage more precisely both in time and space. By combining historical energy consumption data with EPS, weather data and seasonality parameters, we can present short-term demand estimates.
Long term demand forecasting
Similar to Sewer/water and other infrastructure planning. Model long term population change via demography, housing stock with construction and vacancy rates, commercial square footage and construction. These projected EPS estimates can be combined put into the grid monitor and displayed with average or selected weather inputs – or even combined with a stochastically simulated year of weather.
Energy sources and emissions
Combine electricity, natural gas, gasoline, and other energy consumption. Transportation sector: Transit, bike, pedestrian, car commuter rates, taxi & rideshare. Registration of gas, hybrid and electric vehicles – maybe annual mileage reporting to get vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in each category, or even just a fraction of ownership times a CDP traffic modelling or other estimate of VMT/
Local energy industry dashboard
Borrow from the numerous economic development dashboards with a focus on the energy sector and on local provision. Quantify adoption of household

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Water Quality Awareness Indicators

Description & Features

Estimating how people and businesses are contributing to water quality while identifying which bodies of water, watersheds, and neighborhoods are at risk. This tool focuses on the top threats to water quality: nitrogen sourced from septic systems, fertilizers, show more

Community Return on Investment

Focus on the top threats to water quality—nitrogen sourced from septic systems, fertilizers, and impervious surface runoff.

Reduce costs associated with inefficiencies in communication across stakeholder groups.

Educate the public on the number and age of septic systems to increase awareness of the vulnerability of these systems and the danger of pollution.

Increase competitiveness for securing grants and enhance fundraising capabilities.

Identify neighborhoods, if any, that are disproportionately contributing nutrient runoff or septic discharge and tailor policies and programs accordingly.

Why we are different

Water quality is a complex and interdisciplinary science—no one test or study is going to have all the answers. Because CDP’s development team includes environmental scientists, water quality experts, economists, award-winning designers, financial analysts, and other specialists, we can do what others struggle with—communicate this subject effectively with the public and targeted user groups. Our product offers compelling visualizations that engage users, motivate change, and measure the effects of interventions over time.

Basic Water Quality Awareness Indicators include:

Number of Septic Systems
Number of septic systems and sewer connections by neighborhood
Number of People on Septic and Sewer
Number of people on septic and sewer by neighborhood
Age of Septic Systems
Age of septic systems by neighborhood
Impervious Surface Runoff
Amount of impervious surface runoff produced per year by watershed
Fertilizer Used
Amount of fertilizer applied by watershed
Total Dissolved Nitrogen
Total dissolved nitrogen by monitoring station
Water Pollution
Negative outcome areas due to water pollution
Water Quality Risk
Water quality risk by water body

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Waste Management & Recycling Tracker

Description & Features

Anticipate landfill capacity as well as extend its lifespan by detecting the effectiveness of community education and incentives. show more

Community Return on Investment

Maximize the life of a landfill and save your community millions of dollars.

Reduce waste that reaches the landfill by maximizing compost and recycling programs.

Directly measure policy ROI by calculating the rate of the change of fill before and after initiation.

Quantify and compare the cost of recycling against the cost of the streams reaching the landfill.

Activate public awareness by visually translating how each pound of personal waste contributes to total landfill volume.

Perform cost comparisons for contracts to know when a change in recycling plants is necessary. Quantify the costs of recycling against the costs of the same streams reaching the landfill.

Why we are different

Landfill issues are among the most practical decisions a community makes, with tremendous implications for budget and the environment. Our Policy Change Detector is an innovative tool that allows decision-makers to quantify the ROI of previous initiatives, policies, and actions.

Basic Waste Management & Recycling Tracker features include:

Waste Streams

Identify and quantify waste streams in tons per week, over time.

Landfill Volume

Calculate landfill volume over time to inform the development of innovative—and increasingly critical—waste practices and policies that extend the life of the landfill and prepare for a more sustainable future. Clearly track the goals of policies and initiatives against actuals.

Recycling Streams

This indicator shows the volume and costs of various recycling streams over time. Detects when costs are increasing.

Personal Waste Contribution

Express waste in terms of pounds per person per month so your community as a whole can be incentivized to decrease their own waste proportions.

Policy Change Detector
Calculate the effect of individual policies by how they changed (or did not change) waste streams using before-and-after comparisons.

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