Introduction to SIMAP™
We are excited to announce that SIMAP (Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform) will replace the Excel Campus Carbon Calculator for U.S. and Canada and the online CarbonMAP tools, with a launch in September 2017. The redesigned and expanded SIMAP will offer campuses a simple, comprehensive, and affordable online tool for measuring, reporting, and managing their carbon and nitrogen footprints. The mission of SIMAP is to continue to help institutions, colleges, and universities track their footprints so they can meet their sustainability goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.
UNH has been a leader in the campus sustainability community and recognized for our progress towards carbon neutrality and increased resilience as a Climate Commitment Charter and Honor Society Signatory of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment. As part this work, we have been collaborating with University of Virginia to include their Nitrogen Footprint Calculator supported by EPA and with Second Nature, the non-profit facilitating the Climate Leadership Network. We are working to align SIMAP with the goals and reporting needs of signatories, as well as broader needs of higher education institutions. Signatories will be able to access useful features such as direct export of inventory data to the reporting platform, and will receive access to SIMAP at a substantial discount.
Want to learn more? We are providing the following upcoming learning opportunities:
September 26 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Webinar: Introduction to SIMAP. Presented by UNHSI
October 3 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Inventories: SIMAP and the Reporting Platform We will host a webinar describing the tool and the integration with Second Nature reporting tool options. RSVP for the Webinar. UNHSI and Second Nature
Tuesday, October 17 | 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Presentation at AASHE: A Guide to Using the new Campus Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Tool.
Wednesday, October 18 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Post Conference Workshop at AASHE; Implementation and Reporting for the Climate Leadership Commitments.
TBD | October | AASHE Networking Session: Campus Carbon and Nitrogen Footprints: Introducing the new SIMAP Tool
For more information about SIMAP, go HERE.
What is the Campus Carbon Calculator?
The Campus Carbon Calculator (CCC) is a tool to help organizations determine how much they are contributing to global climate change, and how they can manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions better. The CCC was originally developed by the former non-profit Clean Air - Cool Planet and the Sustainability Institute at UNH in 2001 and released to the public in 2004. Usage grew from a few dozen early adopters to nearly 200 users during the first year. Today, thousands of institutions in the U.S. and abroad use the Calculator to track their institutional greenhouse gas emissions, including more than 90% of the U.S. colleges and universities that publicly report their emissions. In 2014, the Sustainability Institute at UNH assumed ownership of the Calculator and CarbonMAP. The tool will be retired on January 15, 2018 and users will transition to SIMAP.
Want news, updates and inventory guidance?
Contact the Calculator Help Desk at carbon dot calc at unh dot edu or (603) 862-2954!
- To join our email list, REGISTER TO DOWNLOAD the Excel version 9.1 of the Campus Carbon Calculator. You can also download the User’s Guide.
- Visit www.campuscarbon.com/ to try the online tool, CarbonMap.
Campus Calculator Support
Need help using the Campus Carbon Calculator or CarbonMAP? Don't know where to start? We've got you covered.
- Introduction to Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Data Collection
- Campus Carbon Calculator Orientation
- Campus Carbon Calculator User's Guide - Just updated to support V9.0!
- Greenhouse Gas Inventory FAQs
- Campus Carbon Calculator FAQs
- CarbonMAP FAQs
Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Calculator Help Desk at carbon dot calc at unh dot edu or (603) 862-2954. We do our best to support the CCC and CMAP tools with UNHSI’s finite resources, and so cannot always respond immediately; however, you can expect a follow-up email or phone call within 3 business days.