sustainable_comm

Sustainable Communities Online

Sustainable Communities Online is a pool of readily accessible information on sustainability.

http://www.sustainable.org/

sccc

University of Wisconsin Sustainable Communities Capacity Center

The Sustainable Communities Capacity Center offers a wide range of sustainability tools from Energy Efficiency to Local Foods Systems.

These tools are ideal for local governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals looking for resources to build sustainable communities

http://www3.uwsuper.edu/sustainability/Tool_Box.htm

distributedenergycalculator

Distributed Energy Calculator

Solution Description
The Calculator is designed to help government officials, business people, and citizens from hundreds of United States cities to accurately calculate with, just a few keystrokes, how installing clean-and-green microturbines, solar PV, and wind turbines – either together or individually – can slash energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions at facilities that use large amounts of power.

How will it improve our quality of life?
Calculations show, for example, that if nine facility types in Sacramento, CA, including hotels, office buildings, factories, retailers, universities, hospitals and more, used only power from the three clean-energy sources, more than $1 billion in energy cost savings would occur and carbon dioxide emissions would drop nearly 8.2 million tons each year.

Triple Bottom Line Benefits
The Calculator is designed to help government officials, business people, and citizens from hundreds of United States cities to accurately calculate with, just a few keystrokes, how installing clean-and-green microturbines, solar PV, and wind turbines – either together or individually – can slash energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions at facilities that use large amounts of power.

Issues, Barriers and Opportunities?
The Calculator is designed to help government officials, business people, and citizens from hundreds of United States cities to accurately calculate with, just a few keystrokes, how installing clean-and-green microturbines, solar PV, and wind turbines – either together or individually – can slash energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions at facilities that use large amounts of power.

Try the calculator and find out how much energy and carbon your community could save:

http://distributedenergycalculator.com/