Business Assessment Tools

The following self assessment business tools are available online.
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Business Waste Audit
This assessment can be used as a starting point to identify the volume and type of waste produced by your business, along with your disposal and recycling costs.

Calculating Water Energy Savings: Toilet Comparison
This worksheet will calculate the return on investment for businesses determining which energy efficient equipment will save the most energy and how long it will take to make your money back.

Calculating Lighting Energy Savings: Lighting Comparison This worksheet will calculate the return on investment for businesses determining which energy efficient equipment will save the most energy and how long it will take to make your money back.

Eco-Advantage Self Assessment Tool  
How prepared is your business to execute environmental strategies that will give you a leg up in a tough marketplace.

Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator
The Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator is intended to assist institutional purchasers, in assessing the benefits of environmentally sound management of electronic equipment.

ENERGY STAR - Simple Saving Calculator
This is an interactive software tool designed to show the direct economic and environmental benefits of purchasing an energy-efficient product.

Fuel Consumption Calculator for Business
Use the Fuel Consumption Calculator to track your businesses fuel economy.

Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Business Transportation
This calculator identifies the amount of greenhouse gases produced by a variety of fuels and technologies, the amount of energy used and provided, and the cost effectiveness of the life cycle.

Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator
This calculator enables individuals, public and private sector organizations to translate greenhouse gas  reductions from units that are typically used to report reductions into terms that are easier to analyze.

Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Industry
These tools are applicable to many industries and businesses regardless of sector.

Restaurant Energy Assessment Tool
Restaurants are the most energy intensive small business; use this tool to find ways to reduce your energy costs.

Simple Payback Calculator for Commercial Lighting
Use this calculator to determine how long it takes for an energy-efficient lighting retrofit to pay for itself.

The Sustainability Advantage Worksheets: SME Version 
This worksheet was kindly provided by Bob Willard from his book, The Sustainability Advantage. They will assist businesses in assessing their triple bottom line and can be adapted to fit your company’s needs.

The Sustainability Advantage Worksheets: Large Enterprise Version 
This worksheet was kindly provided by Bob Willard from his book, The Sustainability Advantage. They will assist businesses in assessing their triple bottom line and can be adapted to fit your company’s needs.

Time-of-Use Rates at Work 
This tool illustrates how energy costs are effected by the type and use of equipment, hours of operation and processing schedules.

Water Use Calculator
Use this calculator to determine how much water you use.

Workplace Idling Calculator 
This interactive calculator will determine how much money, fuel and greenhouse gas emissions you will save by cutting back on vehicle idling.