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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-14: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 2.00 Jim Laverty
Manager, Vehicle Pool
Operations and Maintenance
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Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
17

Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
0

Plug-in hybrid vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
0

100 percent electric vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
18

Vehicles in the institution's fleet that are fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG):
0

Hydrogen fueled vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
0

Vehicles in the institution’s fleet that are fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 6 months of the year :
0

Vehicles in the institution’s fleet that are fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year :
0

Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet, including all of the above :
299

The University of Alberta is taking positive steps to create a more environmentally-friendly vehicle fleet. Four hybrid delivery vans and two hybrid medium delivery trucks were purchased in 2009, making UAlberta the first educational institution with hybrid mail trucks. The university’s vehicle pool is committed to replacing its aging fleet vehicles as required, with hybrid or ultra fuel-efficient models wherever a feasible option exists. In addition, all vehicles used on campus are kept maintained for optimal efficiency, and multiple van and truck trips on campus have been eliminated by providing a shuttle van for trades groups to move around campus.

Buildings and Grounds Services uses electric and solar-powered electric grounds carts to transport staff around the grounds.

The university’s vehicle fleet is using E10 gasoline year round and B5 diesel up to 6 months of the year. To date, a reliable source of E85 fuel is not available.

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.