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.
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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 email@example.com
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||Muhlenberg College|
|Alamo Colleges||Nassau Community College|
|American University||Northern Arizona University|
|Arlington Public Schools||Northern Michigan University|
|Ball State University||Northland College|
|Bemidji State University||Northwestern University|
|Bentley University||Oakland University|
|Berkshire School||Oberlin College|
|Bethany College||Occidental College|
|Black Hills State University||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Bon Secours Health System||Phillips Exeter Academy|
|Boston University||Pine Cobble School|
|Bowdoin College||Portland State University|
|Brandeis University||Princeton University|
|British Columbia Institute of Technology||Randolph College|
|Bryant University||Randolph–Macon College|
|Bucknell University||Saginaw Valley State University|
|California Institute of Technology||Saint Joseph’s College|
|California State University, Fullerton||Saint Louis University|
|California State University, Long Beach||Salt Lake Community College|
|California State University, Los Angeles||San Diego State University|
|California State University, Northridge||Santa Clara University|
|California State University, San Marcos||Santa Rosa Junior College|
|Carleton College||School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Carleton University||Seattle Central College|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Sewanee: The University of the South|
|Catawba College||Simon Fraser University|
|Central Michigan University||Smith College|
|Central Piedmont Community College||Southern Connecticut State University|
|Champlain College||Southern Illinois University|
|Chapman University||Southern Oregon University|
|Christopher Newport University||Spelman College|
|Cleveland State University||State of Vermont Buildings and General Services|
|Colgate University||State University of New York, Albany|
|College of William & Mary||State University of New York, New Paltz|
|Colorado State University||State University of New York, Oswego|
|Columbia University Medical Center||Swarthmore College|
|Community Consolidated School District 15 (Palatine, IL)||Teachers College Columbia University|
|Connecticut College||The Banff Centre|
|Cornerstone University||The Ohio State University|
|Creighton University||The University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Culver Academies||Thompson Rivers University|
|Dallas County Community College District Office||Town of Andover, MA|
|Dartmouth College||Tulane University|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health||Unity College|
|Delta College||University of Alaska, Anchorage|
|Denison University||University of Alaska, Fairbanks|
|Drew University||University of Alberta|
|Earlham College||University of Arizona|
|East Carolina University||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|Eastern Mennonite University||University of Arkansas, Little Rock|
|Edgewood College||University of British Columbia|
|Emory & Henry College||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Ferris State University||University of California, San Francisco|
|Ferrum College||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Florida A&M University||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Florida Institute of Technology||University of Chicago|
|George Mason University||University of Colorado, Denver|
|Georgetown University||University of Florida|
|Georgia Gwinnett College||University of Hawaii|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||University of Idaho|
|Grand Rapids Community College||University of Illinois, Chicago|
|Green Mountain College||University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign|
|Green University||University of Kansas|
|Grinnell College||University of La Verne|
|Hampden-Sydney College||University of Maine|
|Harriet Tubman Charter||University of Melbourne|
|Harvard University||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|Harvey Mudd College||University of Michigan, Flint|
|Hawaii Community College||University of Minnesota|
|Hiram College||University of Mount Union|
|Hope College||University of New England|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||University of New Hampshire|
|Iowa State University||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Ithaca College||University of North Carolina, Charlotte|
|Johns Hopkins University||University of Oklahoma|
|Johnson County Community College||University of Prince Edward Island|
|Kalamazoo College||University of Richmond|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College||University of San Francisco|
|Kansas City Public Schools||University of Saskatchewan|
|Kansas State University||University of South Florida|
|Kennesaw State University||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Kirtland Community College||University of Texas, Austin|
|Lane Community College||University of the Pacific|
|Lansing Community College||University of Utah|
|Lehigh University||University of Vermont|
|Louisburg College||University of Victoria|
|Loyola University Maryland||University of Washington|
|Luther College||University of Washington, Tacoma|
|Macalester College||University of Windsor|
|Marquette University||University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics|
|Mars Hill University||University of Wyoming|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Villanova University|
|Medical University of South Carolina||Washburn University|
|Meredith College||Washington and Lee University|
|Messiah College||Washington College|
|Michigan State University||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Michigan Technological University||Washtenaw Community College|
|Middle Georgia State University||Wellesley College|
|Middlebury College||Western Michigan University|
|Monmouth College||Whitman College|
|Monroe County Community College||Wilfrid Laurier University|
|Morton Arboretum||Williams College|