Greetings from the front lines of energy efficiency project tracking. We know you are busy, so we wanted to quickly share new free resources aimed at supporting your sustainability work and highlights from our community of users.

GRITS 3.5 is Live

We recently released the newest version of GRITS, headlined by the new Notification Center. You can now connect with other GRITS users through the platform and learn about their experiences with implementing projects. More than 800 institutions have access to GRITS through our partnerships or direct subscriptions. Read about the new features in this blog post.

Nearly 3,000 projects completed!

Our community of sustainability champions continue to add their work to the GRITS Project Library, a unique resource for benchmarking and inspiration. You can check out a selection of projects that they have shared in the GRITS Public Library here.

Green Revolving Funds for Airports

We are excited to share an important new resource with you: Revolving Funds for Sustainability Projects at Airports. Written in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Institute, Cadmus, and Frasca & Associates, the report provides detailed guidance on how to set up a green revolving fund (GRF). Building on the success of GRFs at universities, the authors explore the relevance of this innovative financing model to the airport sector. While written with a focus on airports, nearly all of the content is also directly relevant to universities, K-12 schools, city/state governments and institutions in other sectors.

Portfolio Manager webinar recording available

In collaboration with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager program, we now offer a free basic GRITS account to Portfolio Manager users. A connection between the two platforms also allows you to quickly import your PM facilities into GRITS. If you haven’t already signed up for a free GRITS account as a Portfolio Manager user, you can do so through this form. You can watch a recording of the webinar here.

Green Schools webinar recording available

In August, through a partnership with the USGBC Center for Green Schools, we co-hosted a webinar to highlight how K-12 schools are using project-tracking tools like GRITS to achieve their sustainability goals. The webinar also featured an in-depth conversation of the green revolving fund model for internal funding of sustainability projects. You can tune in to see how it could work for your school or a school in your community here.

Attending Greenbuild 2019?

Are you attending Greenbuild in Atlanta this November? Our Founder and Executive Director, Mark Orlowski, will be presenting on a panel along with Katie Ross of Microsoft on “Using Internal Sustainability Funds to Drive ESG Performance.” The session is scheduled for Wednesday (November 20) from 4-5pm in Room B308.

We hope to see many of you at Greenbuild 2019!

Upcoming GRITS Demo Drop-ins

Are you interested in learning about GRITS through a live screen share tour? Come attend one of our Zoom webinars – please RSVP through this form.

  • October 23 at 3pm EDT
  • October 31 at 12pm EDT
  • November 6 at 3pm EDT
  • November 12 at 12pm EDT