Benchmarking Tools - KPIs Dashboard


From the policy makers’ point of view, it is very important to evaluate theimpact of different implemented measures and also to analyse strengths and weaknesses in their territory, underlining the achievements of new policies in a fast-evolving economy and critical points as well. The measurement of municipal performance is one of the key methods that enable to assess the complexity of urban change, and to judge which approaches are successful and which are not.

The CoME EAsy project does not aim at developing a new framework for measuring the impact and performance of cities and municipalities, but at elaborating a synthesizing, simplifying and strengthening element to successfully connect existing ones: it is bringing together the key performance indicators (KPIs) in use by the the main initiatives that support local authorities in the field of sustainable energy and climate policies in the form of a connecting KPIs set managed in a database. The KPIs database is hence an interface between all these initiatives, and – being compliant with all of them – is also exportable and could be reused as gateway to enter multiple commitments and benchmarking.

Get more detailed infromation on the KPIs Dashboard and the indicators set here.

How to use the public KPIs Dashboard

The KPI Dashboard, embedded in the EMT and accessible free of charge on request, is in charge of managing and processing the KPIs and exchange data with the other CoME EAsy tools.

The public web Dashboard below is in charge of visualizing the KPIs in the form of a table which is publicly available to all interested users and allows for comparison of a city’s performance over time and with peer cities.

Selection per municipality:
In the KPI Dashboard below you can choose one or more cities and municipalities. Based on your selection, recent values will be displayed for all KPIs for wich values are provided. The selection per municipality allows the comparison of the KPI set for any number of selected cities. 

Selection per indicator: 
In addition to recent KPI values, the selection of a specific indicator also displays historic values and a diagram reflecting the development of municipal performance related to the selected KPI over time. The selection per indicator allows the performance comparison of one or more selected cities for one indicator over time. 

The public KPI Dashboard will be available soon

The public KPI Dashboard is currently being finalised and will be publicly available here shortly.  

The KPIs set

The KPIs that were selected to be part of the set and had to be tested with the support of the Ambassador cities needed to be:

  • open
  • reliable and valuable
  • standardized
  • consistent and comparable over time, across cities
  • a limited number to be constantly monitored and updated

In the CoME EAsy project, which builds upon the EEA network’s experiences, there have been achievements to be capitalised and taken into account: The structure of the KPIs set is inherited by the EMT model to be consistent with the project approach, and energy is its main field of interest. Despite its clear focus on energy and climate, the CoME EAsy project simultaneously follows a holistic and integrated approach that includes many other aspects linked with the sustainable and smart vision. Conclusively, the scope addressed by the KPIs set goes beyond mere energy and climate reference and involves further aspects related to sustainable development and quality of life in a wider sense.

The KPIs set contains 5 areas

I) Strategy and Planning (linked with eea area 1)
II) Public Administration and Governance (linked with eea areas 2 and 5)
III) Energy and Climate (linked with eea area 3)
IV) Mobility (linked with eea area 4)
V) Prosperity (linked with eea area 6)

The Key Performance Indicators with individual descriptions

The following indicators are part of the CoME EASY KPIs set. Please click on the indicator for more detailed information. 

I Strategy and Planning

Size of the territory
Land use
Climate resilience strategy, adaptation & risk reduction analysis
Sustainable energy and climate plan
Smart City plan
Monitoring: frequency of indicators calculation
Participation: Voters in last municipal election
Social inclusion: social housing stock

II Public Administration & Governance 

- Energy consumption of public sector
       - Energy consumption of public buildings
       - Public fleet fuel consumption
       - Total consumption of electricity for public lighting
- Renewables: share of energy from RES in the PA
       - Share of renewable energy sources in electricity consumption
       - Share of renewable energy sources in heat consumption
Solid waste production per capita
Percentage of municipal solid waste recycled
Litres of water used per capita
Percentage of losses in the water network
WIFI coverage in public areas

III Energy & Climate

Climate classification
- Emissions
       - CO2  & CO2eq emissions
       - NO2 emissions 
       - PM10 emissions
Final energy use
Green electricity: production
Renewable heat
Energy efficiency: Smart meters

IV Mobility 

Access to public transport
Public transport use
Private fleet: Fossil fuelled vehicles
Length of Bicycle route network
Public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
Pedestrian areas
Access to vehicle sharing solutions

V Prosperity 

- Population with density and trends
       - Size of the city
       - demographic trends
       - % of population increase
Tourism intensity
Unemployment rate
Fuel poverty