Tools and Calculators — NATIONAL RESOURCES



  • Ennovationz
    Phone: 1-800-314-5997  
    Address: 821 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Description: Ennovationz has developed a nationwide database of "free money" available in utility, local, state and federal rebates. Simply type in your zip code on our web tool and all the available rebates in your area will be listed.
  • LEED for Homes Scoring Tool
    US Green Building Council
    Phone: 1-800-795-1747  
    Address: 2101 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washingston, DC 20037

    Description: As the building industry evolves, more residential projects already include sustainable features that contribute to certification. The LEED for Homes Scoring Tool will help you assess your project.
  • REGREEN Residential Remodeling Program
    Email: regreen@asid.org

    Description: The REGREEN guidelines address the major elements of any green renovation project, including the site of the home, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the guidelines, the site includes the Green My Project Tool.


  • BEES (Building for Evironmental and Economic Sustainability) Software
    Email: lippiatt@nist.gov

    Description: The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products. Developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Building and Fire Research Laboratory the tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent.
  • Forest Stewardship Council Controlled Wood Toolkit
    Phone: 703-438-6401   Fax: 703-438-3570
    Address: Forest Stewardship Council – U.S. (FSC-US), 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190
    Email: info@fscus.org

    Description: The Controlled Wood Toolkit is an online guidance tool whose goal is to help FSC certificate holders and other stakeholders navigate and understand how to comply with the new FSC Controlled Wood Standard.
  • Greener Product
    Phone: 843-576-0112   Fax: 843-225-5674
    Address: Greener Product, LLC, 8761 Dorchester Rd., Suite 205, North Charleston, SC 29420
    Email: info@GreenerProduct.com

    Description: This one-stop resource is used by thousands of dedicated green professionals to research environmentally preferable building materials and to study vital information on how to use advanced building design to build green more effectively.
  • GreenSpec-Listed Green Building Products
    Phone: 802-257-7300   Fax: 802-257-7304
    Address: Environmental Building News - BuildingGreen, LLC , 122 Birge Street Suite 30 , Brattleboro, VT 05301
    Email: info@buildinggreen.com

    Description: The online GreenSpec® Product Guide lists over 2,200 environmentally preferable products selected by editors at BuildingGreen, LLC. The guide includes key insight on the green attributes of each product and the most critical green issues for each product category.


  • Durable Goods Calculator
    US EPA

    Description: The DGC calculates GHG emissions and energy consumption related to disposal activities using analyses of baseline and alternative disposal scenarios. For example, the tool will allow the user to estimate the GHG emissions and energy benefits of disposing of appliances with varying percentages being recycled, combusted or landfilled.
  • Environmental Benefits Calculator
    Northeast Recycling Council
    Phone: 802-254-3636   Fax: 802-254-5870
    Address: 139 Main Street, Suite 401, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    Email: info@nerc.org

    Description: NERC's Environmental Benefits Calculator is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive tool of its kind in the United States. It is usable by any state, region, county, town, institution, school, or business in the United States.
  • Recycled Content (ReCon) Tool
    US EPA

    Description: EPA created the Recycled Content (ReCon) Tool to help companies and individuals estimate life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy impacts from purchasing and/or manufacturing materials with varying degrees of post-consumer recycled content.


  • Building Energy Software Tools Directory

    Description: This directory provides information on 389 building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools listed in this directory include databases, spreadsheets, component and systems analyses, and whole-building energy performance simulation programs.
  • Buying Green Power

    Description: Click on your state to find out which organizations offer green power in your state. The results will include utility green pricing programs, retail green power products offered in competitive electricity markets, and renewable energy certificate (REC) products sold separate from electricity.
  • Energy Calculators and Software

    Description: This site provides links to calculators to help you evaluate your home's energy use and need for energy-efficient improvements.
  • Energy Star Home Advisor
    US EPA
    - Ted Leopkey Leopkey.Ted@epamail.epa.gov

    Description: The ENERGY STAR Home Advisor can provide you with recommended home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency and comfort in the area where you live.
  • ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick

    Description: If you have five minutes and your last 12 months of utility bills, use the Home Energy Yardstick to compare your home's energy use to similar homes across the country and see how your home measures up.
  • Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
    US EPA

    Description: This calculator may be useful in communicating your greenhouse gas reduction strategy, reduction targets, or other initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Household Emissions Calculator
    US EPA

    Description: You can use the following online calculator to get a rough "ballpark" estimate of your personal or family's greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.
  • How can I reduce my impact?
    US EPA

    Description: Reducing the environmental impacts of your energy use is easy and can be done by making good energy decisions.
  • How clean is the electricity I use? - Power Profiler
    US EPA

    Description: The Power Profiler report will show you the air emissions attributable to the electricity you use in your home or business during one year, along with a description of what these numbers mean in everyday terms.
  • New Homes Partner Locator

    Description: To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Select a state from this map for additional information about local partners and homes.
  • REM/Design Home Energy Analysis Tool
    Phone: 800-450-4454    Fax: 303-444-4304
    Address: 2540 Frontier Avenue, Suite 201 , Boulder, CO 80301
    Email: info@archenergy.com

    Description: Developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind, REM/Design™ calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 250 North American cities.


  • Wasting Water is Wierd

    Description: Water is one of our most precious resources. We use it every single day, but we don't have to waste it. That's just weird. So check out this site to find all kinds of simple things you can do to help conserve water.
  • Water Footprint Calculator
    National Geographic Society
    Email: webmaster@nationalgeographic.com

    Description: Take a water tour with us through your home, yard, diet, and transportation and consumer choices! Then, pledge to cut your water footprint and help return more water to rivers, lakes, wetlands, underground aquifers, and freshwater species.
  • Watersense Water Savings Calculator
    US EPA

    Description: Use this simple calculator to estimate how much water you can save by installing WaterSense labeled products in your home or apartment building.

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