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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

Why we are different

CDP’s Energy Tracker is unqiue because it measures the local

Basic Financial Dashboard 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 & Sewer Facilities Dashboard

Description & Features

Predict utility flows using population data (start with next budget year, but could also look at long-term trends). Potential to include a few budget inputs to allow for estimation of user rates in a new budget. show more

Community Return on Investment

Improved annual budgeting results in lower user rates
Reduced cost or mistakes in planning expansion of infrastructure saves millions through right-sizing the infrastructure with each improvement.

Why we are different

Our detailed models of housing and population allow for a unique and clear understanding of the needs of the population and infrastructure needs.

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Water Quality Awareness Indicators

Description & Features

CDP’s dashboard will leverage our unique knowledge about population flows to estimate how different categories of people and businesses are contributing to water quality. This dashboard focuses on the top threats to water quality: nitrogen sourced from septic systems, fertilizers, show more

Community Return on Investment

Reduce costs associated with inefficiencies in communication across stakeholder groups (i.e.government departments)
Increase competitiveness for securing grants
Enhance fundraising capabilities

Why we are different

Water quality is a complex and interdisciplinary science. NDP’s development team includes environmental scientists, water quality experts, economists, award-winning designers, financial analysts and other specialists. With an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts and designers, NDP can do what others struggle with– communicate this subject effectively with the public and targeted user groups. Our product offers compelling visualizations that will engage users and motivate change.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Number of septic systems and sewer connections by neighborhood
Number of people on septic and sewer by neighborhood
Age of septic systems by neighborhood
Amount of impervious surface runoff produced per year by watershed
Amount of fertilizer applied by watershed
Total dissolved nitrogen by monitoring station
Negative outcome areas due to water pollution
Water quality risk by water body

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Waste Management & Recycling Tracker

Description & Features

Landfill issues are among the most practical decisions a community makes, with tremendous implications for budget and the environment. Limiting the waste that reaches the landfill and maximizing compost and recycling are important to every community. show more

Community Return on Investment

Maximizing the life of a landfill has clear cost-saving benefits for any community. The ROI of each policy and initiative can be directly measured by calculating the rate of change of fill before and after
In costs alone, it can be difficult to quantify the costs of recycling against the costs of these streams reaching the landfill. Our dashboard will allow for a direct cost comparison when deciding if recycling has become too expensive, or when to change recycling plants

Why we are different

CDP’s Policy Change Detector is an innovation that allows decision-makers to look back at their previous decisions and start quantifying the ROI of previous actions. Communities can keep doing what works and stop wasting money on what is not working. The public awareness features communicate personal responsibility to community members in a tangible way. The feature of status quo v. current status is an excellent public awareness tool for people to understand how well they are doing as a community in environmental responsibility. Similarly, the personal waste contribution feature helps each person visualize individual impact on the landfill, challenging themselves to reduce through behavior change.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Waste Streams
Waste streams in tons per week, over time. Can be grouped or divided.
Landfill Volume
Shows landfill volume over time. The development of innovative waste practices is critical to extend the life of the landfill and prepare for a more sustainable future. One line shows the volume goals at any given time for how much waste should be in the landfill, while an alternate line shows how much waste is actually being contributed. Ideally the second line would stay well below the first, demonstrating how policy and initiatives are working to extend the life of the landfill.
Recycling Streams
This indicator shows the volume and costs of various recycling streams over time. Detects when costs are increasing.
Personal Waste Contribution
Although public works officials understand waste in tons, these large figures do not resonate with the average person. This indicator will contribute to public awareness by expressing waste in terms of pounds per person per month. The community as a whole can be incentivized to decrease their own waste proportions.
Policy Change Detector
The administrator can insert dates and descriptions into a timeline. The dashboard will calculate how the that event changed (or did not change) waste streams by calculating before and after waste stream rates. Did your initiative change behavior? The Policy Change Detector will calculate effectiveness for you.

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