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Popular Campus Carbon Calculator Will Soon Be Available As a Web-Based Tool Supported by the Verizon Foundation

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. April 20, 2012 $90,000

Verizon’s support will help Clean Air-Cool Planet complete and launch the group’s new online Campus Carbon Calculator™ and provide support to more than 2,000 existing users of the present tool.  

More than 90% of colleges and universities that currently measure and publicly report their campus greenhouse gas emissions do so using the Campus Carbon Calculator.  A large and growing number also use the Calculator’s "Solutions Module" to analyze the life-cycle costs, cash flows, and impacts of projects aimed at reducing their institutional carbon footprints.

Adam Markham

University of New Hampshire

Rose Stuckey Kirk

The EPA has recommended Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Campus Carbon Calculator to colleges and universities since 2005. The Calculator is considered the tool of record for the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and is relied upon and regularly used by scores of consultants, from large energy service companies to facilities management firms, engineering companies and architects.

More than 2500 colleges and universities around the world have used Clean Air-Cool Planet’s calculator to help inventory their campus greenhouse gas emissions and develop climate action plans. Reducing campus carbon footprints is becoming increasingly important for institutions of higher education. Over 670 colleges and university presidents have committed their institutions to pursuing carbon neutrality.  According to The Princeton Review, 69% of students entering college in 2011 said environmental commitment would influence their choice of school.


www.cleanair-coolplanet.org

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SOURCE Clean Air-Cool Planet

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