The Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS 1.2) web tool is designed to help institutions better manage and analyze project-level energy, financial and carbon data. GRITS provides an intuitive interface to better track performance data from energy efficiency and other resource conservation measures. GRITS also offers access to a growing Project Library, which includes the name of the institution, description, and detailed performance data for each of the more than 1,400 projects currently being shared.
GRITS Log In
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Interested in a personal tour of GRITS 1.2 or a free 30-day trial access? Contact Aaron Karp, Research Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about our GRITS Affiliates program, now offering GRITS access to all institutions regardless of whether they have a green revolving fund.
Track Project Savings
Each project gets its own dedicated page, tracking annual energy, financial, and carbon savings. Users can edit utility prices and savings as they change each year. GRITS can calculate payback period and return on investment (ROI) for many types of projects, including energy, waste, and water.
GRITS In 60 Seconds
A one minute video tour of the GRITS project tracking tool.
Access Aggregate Data
See your data for your whole project portfolio. View the savings your projects have recovered from your total costs. Analyze the average ROI and payback period and check progress towards campus-wide goals with total energy and carbon emissions reduced from all projects to date.
Report on Progress
Instantly create reports to show project performance to key stakeholders. Customize and print multiple graphs, and export data to Microsoft Excel.
GRITS 6 Min. Tour
Click here for a 6 minute walkthrough of GRITS.
Manage Financial Data
With so many account transactions in your green revolving fund, GRITS makes it easy to see the financials. Whether you’re spending money on materials and labor for a new project, paying a student intern from the account, or transferring utilities savings back into the account, GRITS can keep track of it all.
Is your fiscal year untraditional? Does your green revolving fund charge an annual interest rate that you want to be automatically calculated? Simply edit these assumptions in the Institution Profile page and it will be applied to your projects.
GRITS 1.2 Features
We’ve improved the original GRITS 1.2 with several new and helpful features, including:
Export EVERYTHING to a spreadsheet in one click:
Now you can export all of your project data at once to a spreadsheet with just a click from the Projects page.
Measurement & Verification the right way:
GRITS now uses the four options for M&V as specified by the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. For this feature, you will need to choose the new IPMVP option for “Measurement and Verification Methodology” for each of your projects currently in GRITS. You don’t need to make this change immediately, but this change should be made in the future. We are here to help if you have questions on the new M & V options or if you need help making this change!
Project Detail export:
With one click on “GENERATE- Project PDF” from a Project Detail page in your account, you will be emailed a PDF of that project’s data. This exported PDF includes all the data from the Project Detail page and includes a bar graph of annual project savings. The Project Detail PDF is a great resource to present project performance or to to help propose a new project to your team.
No more guessing on negative or positive transactions:
You no longer need to enter negative transactions with parentheses or with a negative sign— GRITS will automatically know which transactions are negative and which are positive, simplifying how you enter data.
More filters so you can find exactly what you are looking for:
With GRITS 1.2, now you can filter your own projects by Building or Install Complete Date on your Projects page. In the GRITS Library, you can filter by Building Type, by projects containing attachments, and you can access improved Project Cost and Payback Period sliders to better hone your search.
Archived projects stay even more separate:
Archived projects are now separated from all other projects on the Dashboard. This is a great feature if you want to track older projects or projects that are not financed by your main fund, but you don’t want them to affect your overall Dashboard totals and averages. You can also filter exclusively by Archived projects on your Projects page.
A new “Limited Editor” profile:
Now you can create a “Limited Editor” account for team members who need full access to edit your project data but who you don’t want accessing the full Project Library (perfect for contractors and external consultants).
Additional features include:
- –New visualizer on the Dashboard to help you see the amount of money that you have Invested vs. Saved from your projects as of today’s date,
- –New and helpful symbols that explain GRITS functionality and capabilities as you’re working within the tool, and
- –GRITS lets you know when things don’t add up: for example, if your Simple Payback Period or Loan Repayment Period is greater than the project’s lifespan, you’ll now get a notification and be able to better assess the project’s data.
You can log into the new GRITS 1.2 by clicking here. Your username and password have not changed.
Institutions Using GRITS
Included below is a partial list of the more than 200 institutions using GRITS:
|Agnes Scott College||Middlebury College|
|Alamo Colleges||Monmouth College|
|Allegheny College||Monroe County Community College|
|American University||Moraine Valley Community College|
|Arlington Public Schools||Morton Arboretum|
|Ball State University||Muhlenberg College|
|Bemidji State University||Nassau Community College|
|Bentley University||Northern Arizona University|
|Berkshire School||Northern Michigan University|
|Bethany College||Northland College|
|Black Hills State University||Northwestern University|
|Bon Secours Health System||Oakland University|
|Boston University||Oakton Community College|
|Bowdoin College||Oberlin College|
|Brandeis University||Occidental College|
|British Columbia Institute of Technology||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Bryant University||Phillips Exeter Academy|
|Bucknell University||Pine Cobble School|
|California Institute of Technology||Portland State University|
|California State University Los Angeles||Princeton University|
|California State University, Fullerton||Randolph College|
|California State University, Long Beach||Randolph–Macon College|
|California State University, Los Angeles||Saginaw Valley State University|
|California State University, Northridge||Saint Joseph’s College|
|California State University, San Marcos||Saint Louis University|
|Carleton College||Salt Lake Community College|
|Carleton University||San Diego State University|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Santa Clara University|
|Catawba College||Santa Rosa Junior College|
|Central Michigan University||School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Central Piedmont Community College||Seattle Central College|
|Champlain College||Sewanee: The University of the South|
|Chapman University||Simon Fraser University|
|Christopher Newport University||Smith College|
|City Colleges of Chicago||Southern Connecticut State University|
|Cleveland State University||Southern Illinois University|
|Colgate University||Southern Oregon University|
|College of DuPage||Southwestern Illinois College|
|College of Lake County||Spelman College|
|College of William & Mary||State of Vermont Buildings and General Services|
|Colorado State University||State University of New York at New Paltz|
|Columbia University Medical Center||SUNY Albany|
|Community Consolidated School District 15 (Palatine, IL)||SUNY Oswego|
|Connecticut College||Swarthmore College|
|Cornerstone University||Teachers College Columbia University|
|Creighton University||The Banff Centre|
|Culver Academies||The Ohio State University|
|Dallas County Community College District Office||The University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Dartmouth College||Thompson Rivers University|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health||Town of Andover, MA|
|Delta College||Tulane University|
|Denison University||UNC Charlotte|
|Dickinson College||Unity College|
|Drew University||University of Alaska, Anchorage|
|Earlham College||University of Alaska, Fairbanks|
|East Carolina University||University of Alberta|
|Eastern Mennonite University||University of Arizona|
|Edgewood College||University of Arkansas at Fayetteville|
|Emory & Henry College||University of Arkansas at Little Rock|
|Ferris State University||University of British Columbia|
|Ferrum College||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Florida A&M University||University of California, San Francisco|
|Florida Institute of Technology||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|George Mason University||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Georgetown University||University of Chicago|
|Georgia Gwinnett College||University of Colorado Denver|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||University of Florida|
|Grand Rapids Community College||University of Hawaii|
|Green Mountain College||University of Idaho|
|Green University||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Grinnell College||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign|
|Hampden-Sydney College||University of Kansas|
|Harriet Tubman Charter||University of La Verne|
|Harvard University||University of Maine|
|Harvey Mudd College||University of Melbourne|
|Hawaii Community College||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|Heartland Community College||University of Michigan, Flint|
|Hiram College||University of Minnesota|
|Hope College||University of Mount Union|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||University of New England|
|Iowa State University||University of New Hampshire|
|Ithaca College||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|John A. Logan College||University of Oklahoma|
|Johns Hopkins University||University of Prince Edward Island|
|Johnson County Community College||University of Richmond|
|Kalamazoo College||University of San Francisco|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College||University of Saskatchewan|
|Kamehameha Schools||University of South Florida|
|Kansas City Public Schools||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Kansas State||University of Texas at Austin|
|Kennesaw State University||University of the Pacific|
|Kirtland Community College||University of Utah|
|Lake Land College||University of Vermont|
|Lane Community College||University of Victoria|
|Lansing Community College||University of Washington|
|Lehigh University||University of Washington, Tacoma|
|Lewis and Clark Community College||University of Windsor|
|Louisburg College||University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics|
|Loyola University Maryland||University of Wyoming|
|Luther College||Villanova University|
|Macalester College||Washburn University|
|Marquette University||Washington and Lee University|
|Mars Hill University||Washington College|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Medical University of South Carolina||Washtenaw Community College|
|Meredith College||Wellesley College|
|Messiah College||Western Michigan University|
|Michigan State University||Whitman College|
|Michigan Technological University||Wilfrid Laurier University|
|Middle Georgia State University||Williams College|