Monitoring and Evaluation: KPIs definition

Report of the methodology for the holistic evaluation of the effects (energy efficiency reached, energy and CO2 saving, life quality, citizen engagement, etc.) of the interventions in the three demo cities during the demonstration phase of SmartEnCity project in the areas of energy, urban mobility, ICT platform and integrated infrastructures.

This report describes the methodology for the evaluation of the performance of the interventions in the Lighthouse Cities (LH) participating in SmartEnCity Project from a holistic point of view which includes not only technical and environmental improvements but also social and economic issues which help to know the integrated impact of sustainable actions. This methodology consists of a set of objectives to be reached with the interventions, the evaluation approach for individual actions (building retrofitting, integrated infrastructures and ICT platform, mobility and citizen engagement) and the set of KPIs or indicators which will allow measuring the level of achievement.

These indicators have been selected among others from Key Performance Indicators Guides developed by SCIS and CITYkeys projects and will be tested by partners implicated in the deployment of the interventions in order to take into account the real possibilities for their whole application. The specific set of indicators to be measured on each one of the LH cities, will be refined in paper "Evaluation protocols" once there is more knowledge on the availability of sensors, meters and infrastructure to communicate the measurement equipment with the ICT platform, the citizen engagement strategy and other factors that can influence in the suitability of this preliminary set of indicators selected.

The compiled set of indicators will be very useful not only for the three Lighthouse cities where this evaluation strategy will be implemented but also for other cities participating in the project (follower cities and cities interested to join the Smart Cities Network) or outside it for any city that intends to become a Smart Zero City. CARIF and TECNALIA have been the main authors of this deliverable as main responsible of the methodology's scope, being also reviewed by partners in charge of certain interventions in order to assure that the approach is suitable. In addition, this methodology has been provided during the first months of the project to key partners of the involved workpackages of the project to check in advance whether something could be not compatible with the deployment of the corresponding workpackages.

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  • Ana Quijano, CARTIF, anaqui(at)
  • Alberto Moral, CARTIF, albmor(at)
  • Marian Gallego, CARTIF, magal(at)