F&S is working with Shoshana Blank, the Senior Research Fellow & GRITS Project Lead at the Sustainable Endowments Institute, on a trial tracking and reporting system for the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). Mike Marquissee is entering some historical data in to the system. F&S is also sharing access to the trial site with the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) Program Advisor, Micah Kenfield.
Initial reactions at F&S are very positive. The GRITS system has a low annual cost, and it provides a simple and robust tracking system for the RLF. This would be an upgrade from the spreadsheet tracking we are currently using. The program also provides reports on payback, energy saved, fund growth over time, and more. Additionally, there is a Project Library resource, which shares conservation project information from other GRITS participants.