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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.88
Liaison Mary Easterling
Submission Date Sept. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Pennsylvania State University
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 1.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:
936

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 6
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 3
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 55
Hydrogen fueled 1
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 90
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s efforts to support alternative fuel and power technology in its motorized fleet:

The University is working to sustainably manage its growing transportation demands by switching to alternative fuels, reducing oil consumption, increasing the fuel efficiency of fleet vehicles, and encouraging the use of public transportation.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Penn State's Office of Physical Plant's Fleet consists of 486 licensed vehicles. The campus also operates an in-house rental service for day and long-term vehicle rental by PSU staff and units. Fleet Services consists of 450 vehicles. It is Penn State policy for staff to utilize Fleet vehicles in lieu of personal vehicles for University business.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.