EPA Office Carbon Footprint Tool (excel)
This tool was created for office-based organizations located in the United States to assist in making decisions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with operational activities. This tool will allow the user to develop an estimate of their GHG emissions from a variety of sources including company-owned vehicle transportation, purchased electricity, waste disposal, and leased assets, franchises, and outsourced activities. It is not intended to address manufacturing operations or service-oriented businesses that use significant quantities of chemicals (e.g., cleaning services).
EPA Recycled Content (ReCon) Tool (web-based and excel)
The ReCon Tool was developed to assist companies and individuals in estimating the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy impacts of purchasing or manufacturing certain materials. It also calculates the GHG and energy benefits of increasing the recycled content of specific materials (like paper that is made using 50% recycled material instead of 25%).
NERC Environmental Benefits Calculator (excel)
The Northeast Recycling Council's (NERC) Environmental Benefits Calculator is a free tool for states, counties, municipalities, schools, businesses, and institutions to measure the environmental benefits from their recycling efforts. NERC's Calculator measures these benefits in terms of savings in air emissions, energy use, quantity of oil and gas consumed, cars off the road, household energy use, waterborne pollutants and other metrics. In addition, NERC's Calculator measures the energy savings from reusing or recycling computers. NERC also provides Fact Sheets to use with the calculator results for marketing and outreach purposes.
NRC Recycling Calculator (web-based)
The National Recycling Coalition's calculator is a free web-based graphical tool that will allow parents, kids and consumers to determine their environmental impact using tangible examples like (trees, energy, and materials saved). The "Conversionator" helps consumers understand the amount of savings that comes from specific recycled materials like metals, plastics, glass and paper.