Ecospeed Region is an online tool developed by energy and climate software solutions provider Ecospeed that provides energy consumption and CO2 data to cities across Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Italy.
|Suitable for which city climate journey stage?
|Establishing an emissions baseline
- GHG emissions data is integrated into climate action planning tool
|- Data available for selected countries only
|Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy
|German, English, French, Italian (further languages on demand)
|Pay to use
|The data is downscaled from a range of national statistics (energy and electricity statistics and transport models), national GHG inventories, regional data (energy consumption, traffic counts and production plants) and other forecasting studies. National data is downscaled to key indicators per inhabitant or employee. The energy consumption and CO2e emissions are then calculated by multiplying the key indicators by the number of inhabitants or employed people in the municipality. The balance can be calculated according to a range of methodologies, including the IPCC.
|Documentation of methodology
|Not publicly available
|Data quality/verified by 3rd party
|Emissions data is compared with local data provided by cities. In most of the cases, the accuracy of Ecospeed’s data is 90%. However, the accuracy of the data varies depending on the size of the municipality or region. The data is not verified by a third party.
|Alignment with global standards and protocols (eg GPC and CRF )
|Aligned with the German BISKO standard but output can be exported in alignment with GPC and CRF
|1, 2 and 3 (using the Life Cycle Assessment - LCA methodology)
|CO2, CH4, N2O
|Household and economy buildings and infrastructure, municipal buildings, vehicles, street lighting and infrastructure; energy production; transport; and non-energy-related emissions, including industrial processes, fugitive emissions, agriculture, LULUCF, and waste
|Scopes, GHGs and sectors excluded
|GHGs: HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3.
|Functionality for city to make adjustments
|The tool allows cities to adjust or improve the accuracy of the output by including their own local data.
|Latest accounting year
|Frequency of data updates
|Metric tonnes (t CO2e) and other formats
|Using the tool, data outputs and how it can be exported
|To access the tool, cities need to register with Ecospeed through their website and choose which version of Ecospeed Region they would like to purchase. The tool provides emissions for the sectors mentioned for each city for a given year through an online dashboard. Cities can input this data into their chosen reporting protocol. Data outputs can be aligned with the GPC and CRF if required. All input tables and results can be downloaded as Excel files.
|Import into CDP-ICLEI Track
|Currently no functionality to import data into CDP-ICLEI Track
|Additional tool functionalities
|The tool includes additional climate scenario planning functionalities; excel import and export, unit conversion, plausibility check, various predefined reports, customisation; data REST-API