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SIMAP: A Tutorial on a Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Tool for Higher Ed

Greenhouse gas inventory tools help you achieve a complete and accurate carbon footprint calculation by using the best methods and current emission factors. One of those tools is SIMAP (www.unhsimap.org), a carbon and nitrogen footprint tool that is hosted by the UNH Sustainability Institute. SIMAP is an organizational footprint tool designed for colleges, universities, and other organizations with a campus setting.

In this 4-hour virtual course, we will walk you through the web-based platform SIMAP. This course will explore how to:

  • Set up an account in SIMAP
  • Select your methods, such as emission factors, global warming potential, and utility region
  • Enter your inventory data, custom emission factors, and data documentation into SIMAP
  • View your results in a variety of ways, including your total results, normalized results, and results “packaged” by topic
  • Explore the background documentation and resources on SIMAP

This course will walk you through the full process of using SIMAP, from account creation through to finalizing your result. This course will include presentations from the instructors, breakout group discussions, hands-on data exercises in breakout groups, and Q&A sessions.

This program is offered in partnership with the UNH Sustainability Institute

Instructor Bios


SIMAP: A Tutorial on a Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Tool for Higher Ed

  • Jennifer Andrews

    Jennifer Andrews

    Jenn Andrews has spent the past two decades supporting climate action and sustainability across sectors.  Since 2013 she has been at the University of New Hampshire working with faculty, staff and students to meet campus sustainability goals; directing efforts to help higher education institutions and other organizations undertake carbon and nitrogen tracking and management, with the Sustainability Indicators Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP); and coordinating and collaborating with other sustainability professionals in the public and private sectors to strengthen the sustainability field.  Before coming to UNH she worked for a New England-based, climate-solutions focused nonprofit.

  • Allison Leach

    Allison Leach

    Allison Leach is a postdoctoral researcher with the UNH Sustainability Institute. She is a developer of the nitrogen footprint approach, and she led the integration of the nitrogen footprint into SIMAP. She currently works on SIMAP research & development. Prior to arriving at UNH, Allison was a researcher and graduate student at the University of Virginia where she developed the first-ever university level nitrogen footprint model. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Her dissertation was titled "The Nitrogen Challenge: Footprints Tools and On-Farm Solutions."

01:00pm - 03:00pm
01:00pm - 03:00pm
Live Online (USA Eastern Time)
Jennifer Andrews
199.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
Sustainability Student Discount
Guild Partner
Military Discount
SIMAP Subscriber Discount
REEO Discount