As you may have heard, about a month ago we launched the inaugural GRITS Gold Medal Challenge competition to collect feedback from GRITS users about some new features we’ve been considering. The results would be used as input for the ongoing GRITS development process. We had a great turnout, with over 125 judges submitting votes on which potential GRITS features should be awarded the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal.

Check out the podium:


And here’s how the rest of the competition stacked up:

We want to thank everyone who participated!

All of the winning features will be built and added to GRITS over the next few months, with the very first one being the SIMAP sync feature that we’ve already started developing thanks to our partnership with SIMAP. GRITS users will soon be able to import their carbon inventory and energy consumption data from SIMAP into GRITS. That will streamline the process of creating climate action or energy master plan models using GRITS Goals.

Stay tuned for an announcement in the next few weeks when the SIMAP sync feature is live and ready to use!

And mark your calendars for six months from now (February 2022) when we may follow up with a GRITS Gold Medal Winter Challenge to align with the Winter Games.



– The GRITS Team