Benefits Toolkit

This straightforward calculator uses the inputs of produce type and planted area to determine the total pounds grown and market value of individual or multiple crops. Over 50 kinds of vegetables, fruits, and herbs are available in the drop-down menu. Calculations are based on default values for yield and price per...

Topics

Food production, Other economic, Food garden

Water Harvesting Calculator

Water Harvesting Solutions (Wahaso)
2009

This tool estimates the volume of water required for toilet flushing in a building and compares it to the amount of water that a rainwater harvesting system could capture from roofs and parking lots. Inputs include: information on building occupancy, average rainfall, and roof and parking lot catchment areas....

Topics

Water conservation, Rainwater harvesting

National Stormwater Management Calculator

Center for Neighborhood Technology
2009

This online tool compares predevelopment, conventional development, and development with Green Stormwater BMPs for a single site. Results include changes in total runoff volume, pervious area, and life cycle costs. Inputs include: site size, predevelopment land cover, post development land cover, and parameters for...

Topics

Stormwater management, Operations & maintenance savings, Bioretention, Green roof, Native Plants, Permeable paving, Rainwater harvesting, Trees

Recycling and Reusing Landscape Waste Cost Calculator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2008

This Microsoft Excel-based calculator estimates the cost and environmental benefits of four scenarios for handling hardscape and landscape wastes (concrete and asphalt, brick, lumber, and yard waste): (1) Reusing all waste possible on-site, recycling all waste possible that cannot be reused, and disposing of waste...

Topics

Water conservation, Energy use, Air quality, Carbon sequestration & avoidance, Waste reduction, Operations & maintenance savings, Other economic, Reused/recycled materials

Construction Carbon Calculator

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Mithun
2007

This tool estimates the net embodied carbon of a project’s structures and site. The measurements account for building materials, processes and carbon released due to ecosystem degradation or sequestered through landscape installation or restoration. Landscape inputs are ecoregion, area and type of existing...

Topics

Carbon sequestration & avoidance

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