What are Sector Snapshots?
The sector snapshots tool is a new, interactive, web-based application that provides environmental and economic information about several industries participating in EPA’s Smart Sectors program. The sector snapshots application employs a novel approach by assembling a range of environmental and economic data from different publicly-available sources to provide an integrated, easy–to–understand picture for each sector over the last 20 years. Read the press release here.
Each sector snapshot includes three components:
- A home page that allows users to browse general graphics: high-level contextual information about the sector.
- An interactive chart viewer with environmental indicators and economic benchmarks information for the sector over time. It allows users to analyze sector-level trends, and compare environmental indicators to economic benchmarks. There are also toggles that show recessions and different relevant events for each sector.
- A summary page that provides high-level narrative about the sector’s operations and offers users a variety of links to additional information.