ACR Green Finance Impact Program
New Green Building Projects Calculator

This calculator tool uses the methods and equations found in the ACR Green Finance Impact Methodology for New Green Building Projects to quantify environmental key performance indicators (KPIs) for bond-funded activities that meet the requirements of that methodology. The calculator quantifies the environmental impacts of the new construction or major renovation of green buildings, including:
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions
  • On-site renewable energy generation
  • Energy use and savings
  • Water use and savings
Following ACR’s methodology, the tool calculates the project’s environmental KPIs, impact relative to established benchmarks, and Carbon Return (MTCO2e/$-year). Results are presented as the total benefit over the project life and are also normalized as benefits per dollar and benefits in a representative year. When applicable, impacts are also presented as a pro-rated share of the green financing relative to total project costs.