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The Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) is a decision-support tool designed to help cities quickly identify under-performing sectors, evaluate improvement and cost-saving potential, and prioritize sectors and actions for energy efficiency (EE) intervention. It covers six municipal sectors: passenger transport, municipal buildings, water and wastewater, public lighting, solid waste, power and heat.
TRACE consists of three modules:
TRACE is designed with the intention to involve city decision makers in the deployment process. It starts with benchmark data collection, goes through an on-location assessment involving experts and decision makers, and ends with a final report to city authorities with recommendations of EE interventions tailored to the city’s individual context.
This tool has been used in cities across Turkey, Indonesia, Macedonia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Philippines, Serbia, Vietnam.
Assess broad mitigation options such as CO2 emissions reduction and renewable energy resource potentials such as wind energy.
Computer-based models which calculate greenhouse gas emissions and energy supply and demand.
Knowledge sharing initiative around low carbon development and technologies.
For global use