New Dashboard Version Released

New Dashboard Version Released

Sustainability Dashboard Tools, a Web-based application that helps facilities better manage and monitor their use of natural resources and consumables to promote sustainablity and reduce operating costs—has just released version 2.0 of the system. The Dashboard was first introduced in 2010.


“The new version is based on customer feedback and recommendations on how to make the system friendlier and easier to use,” says Stephen Ashkin, CEO of the company.


According to Ashkin, among the highlights of the new version are:

• SMART TIPS: The Dashboard can now identify items being measured “that are out of the norm or an area of concern. It can also quickly point out, for instance, how much a facility is paying for electricity now compared to before they using the Dashboard to help quantify the system’s return on investment.”

• CHARTS AND CATEGORIES: The new version allows managers of multiple facilities to seamlessly compare different categories (energy and water use, recycling, etc.) in one or several facilities over a much more flexible time span and to view this information in easy-to-understand charts and graphs. “Further, we expanded the list of categories, sub-categories, and measurements for more thorough tracking including social equity issues.”

• TARGETS: Version 2.0 allows users to determine their own targets for various categories so that they can track their performance in specific areas of concern.

Sharing: In order to help create a “culture of sustainability”–one of the major goals of the Dashboard system–the new version makes it easier for users to share data with others within an organization in a variety of formats.