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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 Silver
Overall Score 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
OP-18: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.14 / 1.00 Andrea Breault
Transportation/Fleet Manager position at Tufts University (MA)
Public Safety
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
145

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are::
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 1
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 6
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 13

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

A fleet and transportation manager was recently hired at Tufts University and will be examining the campus' fleet and the potential for more fuel efficient vehicles.


The website URL where information about the institution's support for alternative fuel and power technology is available:
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The data was based on the December 2013 registration renewal list and supplemented with additional non-registered vehicles as indicated by our Facilities Department. It excludes trailers and boats but does include various tractors and farming equipment.

Tufts has 2 GEM Electric vehicles, 1 Electric Golf Cart in Athletics, and Grafton rents 3 electric golf carts in the summer, making up the figure for 100% electric vehicles.

The one Gas-Electric vehicle is a 2001 Prius.

Per our Facilities Department, all Diesel vehicles run on clear Biodiesel (5) Blend; there are 13 such vehicles.

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.