Tools for collecting data for SIMAP
These tools can be downloaded and used to assist with data collection and data entry to SIMAP.
Please use this spreadsheet to collect the food data. You can then upload this file in the Import tab to populate the food data input. This is a sample of how the data collection template looks with data in it.
This document has helpful tips for how to collect and analyze your food data.
The Campus Data Collection spreadsheet is a tool to help organizations collect their data day to day in one spreadsheet to help keep track of which input you have for the year. Once this is completed for the entire year, you can import all your data from this spreadsheet. This spreadsheet does not have any emission factors or calculations, all those take place in SIMAP. This is just to help you gather the numbers in one place. Do not forget to check the institutional data like budgets, population, and square footage and to update any changes in those year over year. Also, please, check your goals and any other notes or changes you should track for your data collection. Use notebook and notes fields in the data entry tab to track your assumptions.
SIMAP Projections and Scenarios Tool
Please fill out this quick survey and we will email you the SIMAP projections and scenarios spreadsheets. There are two separate spreadsheets that can be used to analyze food and energy scenarios for your carbon and nitrogen footprint.
These tools are in beta mode. After you use them, please share your feedback on its functionality. This functionality will be encorporated into SIMAP.
Tools for Reference
The Nitrogen Footprint Tool is an Excel-based tool for calculating the campus nitrogen footprint. Originally developed at the University of Virginia in 2009, this tool has been pilot tested by the Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network and its development was supported by an EPA Cooperative Agreement. For more information on the nitrogen footprint, see Nitrogen References and SIMAP User’s Guide. Please note that this tool cannot be uploaded directly to SIMAP and is made available here for demonstration purposes.
Please, suggest additional resources you think may help you and we can add them here.
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