• EnviroCalc - Environmental Benefits and Cost Savings Calculator for Purchasers doc format of envirocalc_main_page.doc

    : EnviroCalc was developed by the EPP Program and is a downloadable spreadsheet-based tool designed to estimate the environmental benefits of purchases of recycled-content and energy efficient products in a single tool. One of the advantages is that all the calculations are based on reporting information that is easily obtained from product suppliers.

  • Energy Star Calculators : The Energy Star website contains a number of calculators created to estimate the potential savings and payback period for purchases of energy efficient products..

  • Environmental Benefits Calculator: The Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) developed this Calculator as an easy-to-use means of generating estimates of the environmental benefits of a study area, based on the tonnages of materials that are source reduced, reused, recycled, landfilled, or incinerated (includes waste-to-energy). The Calculator can be used to educate the public, legislators and others about these benefits, assist state and municipal employees to better understand the impacts of their waste management programs, support market development efforts, and to increase the public's understanding of source reduction, reuse and recycling as a sustainable environmental strategy.

  • EPEAT - Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool: A procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT was developed through a 3-year stakeholder process that was managed by a non-profit organization - Zero Waste Alliance.

  • Hybrid Calculator: Use the Hybrid Calculator developed by the Responsible Purchasing Network to compare hybrid electric (HEV) and conventional vehicles. The calculator includes purchase price, fuel costs, repair and maintenance costs, resale value, and applicable tax incentives, and calculates expected lifetime costs for both vehicles, as well.