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February 2022
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Now Live: The New SIMAP Public Reporting Module!

Read on for more on the Public Reporting Module, the 2021 version of emissions factors, new methods (telecommuting! electric vehicles!), and a rescheduled half-day SIMAP Tutorial.

 

Dear friends,


Today we are thrilled to announce that the new Public Reporting Module is now live on the SIMAP site, at www.unhsimap.org/reporting

We’ve worked in partnership with Second Nature to develop the Module, and included the ability to embed a GRITS dashboard as well. We're making the Module available for use by signatories to the Carbon and Climate Commitments this week. Signatories have complimentary licenses to use that part of the SIMAP site in lieu of the Second Nature Reporting Platform (which is being discontinued). 

Later this spring, we will make licenses for the Public Reporting Module available to all SIMAP users. Read on to learn more about what's next.

 


For Climate Leadership Commitment Signatories


Second Nature will be sending a reporting update email next week that will outline what to expect for 2022, including plans for phasing out the Second Nature Reporting Platform, how to report resilience assessments and climate action plans, and reminders on how to use the new SIMAP Public Reporting Module.

In the meantime, signatory SIMAP subscribers can check out this Public Reporting Guidance page, recorded webinar tutorial, and webinar slide set to see how easy it is to publish and/or update your SIMAP Footprint Module results to the Public Reporting Module—and begin to do so at any time! 

View these Public Reporting FAQ’s for additional guidance, and/or drop in on one of our “Office Hours” sessions over the coming weeks, to be held on Fridays in February and March from 1 to 2pm ET. Just join with this Zoom link!

 


For everyone else


Head over the Public Reporting Module home page to check it out.  It has been populated with data from the previous Second Nature Reporting Platform, which will be reviewed, confirmed, and published by users over the coming weeks and added to in this year’s reporting season between now and May. 

If you think your organization may be interested in using the Public Reporting Module to publish your emissions data, review these Reporting FAQ’s and stay tuned for future announcements about license availability and pricing. 

 


Working together toward transformation


Our work with SIMAP has always been predicated on the belief that giving campuses the tools to engage their students and community members in understanding their environmental footprints empowers them not only to transform themselves, but to lead the work of broader societal transformation. We believe this is an exciting step on our shared journey toward doing just that—and thank you all for being part of it! 

Over the coming months we look forward to developing new aggregated data views and benchmarking capabilities, based on user feedback, that will be even more useful tools in our shared journey. We welcome your feedback and questions, as always, to simap@unh.edu. 

The new SIMAP Reporting Module has been sponsored and developed in partnership with Second Nature


Other important SIMAP updates released this week


We have also been hard at work on our annual SIMAP functionality updates! This week, we released the 2021 version of emission factors, two new commuting modes (electric vehicles and telecommuting), and a new wastewater method. Read on for key information:

2021 version of emission factors: All factors are updated to the most current data, including the 2019 and 2020 eGrid electricity data set. Note that all users were automatically updated to the new version of EFs. See the Data Mgmt tab if you wish to use an earlier version.

Telecommuting and electric vehicles: These two new commuting modes are calculated using new customizable calculation factors: kWh/mile for EVs and kWh/day for telecommuting.

New wastewater method: We updated the methods to better reflect wastewater treatment in the US. The 'anaerobic digestion' method was renamed to 'aerobic + anaerobic digestion', and we added a new mode 'anaerobic + anaerobic digestion.'

 


Register for our rescheduled SIMAP Tutorial half-day course


Join us on March 17th from 1 - 4pm ET for a course through UNH Professional Development & Training titled "SIMAP: A Tutorial on a Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Tool for Higher Ed."

This course is an elective for the UNH Carbon Footprinting Certificate, and it will be taught by SIMAP team members Jenn Andrews and Dr. Alley Leach.



Please contact us at simap@unh.edu with any questions or feedback!
 
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