Free GRITS Access for APPA Schools

Since 2016, the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) and APPA have had a partnership that provides all APPA members with free access to GRITS. GRITS is a project-management platform that allows users to track and analyze the energy, financial, and carbon savings data from their energy- and resource-efficiency projects, as well as access a library of more than 3,000 projects completed by other GRITS users across the U.S. and Canada. (See a preview by visiting the GRITS Public Library.)

With this free version open to APPA members, users can:

  • Access the GRITS Dashboard, which shows a snapshot of your project portfolio’s energy, financial, and carbon savings.
  • Access the Project Details page to track project-level details, including project type, cost, relevant transactions, performance, and measurement and verification.
  • Analyze custom groups of projects, including those that are proposed, in-progress, or completed.
  • Use a suite of features called GRITS Goals to develop and track climate and energy master plans.
  • View a limited version of the GRITS Project Library, which allows for filtering through projects from other institutions by project type, project cost, payback period, region, and more,
  • Save and track up to 5 projects with unlimited user log-ins.

GRITS Unlimited has even more features (see below) and is available to APPA members at a special discounted rate. Access to GRITS Unlimited also includes the additional benefit of having SEI staff enter your existing project data, helping you effortlessly get started with using GRITS.

With GRITS Unlimited, users can access all the same features as the free version (above), as well as:

  • The ability to enter an unlimited number of projects into the platform.
  • The full version of the GRITS Project Library, which allows you to view in-depth project data from other institutions including detailed energy, financial and carbon performance data.
  • The Microsoft Excel export feature to export all of your project data with one click.
  • The Reports feature, allowing you to create and print customized graphs and charts based on your data, perfect for presentations on your projects.

All interested APPA institutions will receive 14 days of GRITS Unlimited at no cost. After 14 days, your account will be transitioned to the free GRITS-APPA version, unless you choose to upgrade to GRITS Unlimited. To get started using GRITS, please complete the brief form below: