Measurement and Recognition

Use these tools to help you assess your efforts.

EPA Calculators and Models

EPA'S ENERGY STAR portfolio manager --  is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment.

Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (EEBC) -- was developed to assist organizations in estimating the environmental benefits of greening their purchase, use and disposal of electronics.

Food Waste Management Tools and Resources --  EPA provides assistance to help businesses save money, support their community and reduce their environmental impact.

P2 Greenhouse Gas Calculator (104K, XLS) -- calculates GHG emission reductions from electricity conservation, green energy, fuel and chemical substitutions with lower GHG-intensities, water conservation, and improved materials management.  

P2 Cost Savings Calculator (104K, XLS) -- assesses cost savings associated with reduced costs for handling hazardous waste, reduced charges for water usage, reduced fuel costs, and reduced costs for electricity.

Waste Reduction Model (WARM) -- helps solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices.

Other Calculators and Models

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Campus Carbon Calculator --  originally developed with the University of New Hampshire, this is an Excel workbook designed to facilitate greenhouse gas emissions inventory, projecting emissions in future and evaluating carbon reduction projects. 

Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator -- quantifies the projected environmental benefits of purchasing and using "green" janitorial services and products and identifies which green cleaning measures will have the greatest reduction in hazardous chemicals.

Hospitality Environmental Benefits Calculator -- estimates the financial and environmental benefits from sustainable practices at your hotel. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions, such as the size of your facility and the types of activities that you do. The calculator does the rest!

Sustainable facilities tool  -- has purchasing information on environmentally in over 20 product categories.

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EPA Recognition Programs

ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants -- This guide is intended to be used by competition leaders who need to understand the major considerations associated with developing and running a competition. The chapters build on each other and are meant to be read sequentially. The guide will help you understand how to set goals, define the competition scope, dedicate human and capital resources to the effort, measure success, plan the competition launch, communicate to both participants and the public, and recognize achievement.

Sustainable materials management conserves resources, reduces waste, slows climate change, and minimizes the environmental impacts of the materials we use.

Food Recovery Challenge -- The Food Recovery Challenge asks participants to reduce as much of their food waste as possible – saving money, helping communities, and protecting the environment.

College and University Green Power Challenge --  Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, EPA's Green Power Partnership tracks and recognizes the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power purchases in the nation.

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