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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-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Hugh Warren
Associate Vice President, Operations and Maintenance
Facilities and Operations
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:
Yes

A brief description of the policy:

On July 11, 2014 the University of Alberta updated its Vehicle Management and Driver Safety policy to include a section that prohibits idling within the institution's fleet of vehicles. There is no formal penalty for idling, but the presence of an anti-idling section in the policy enhances the internalization of the values behind idling reduction within the campus community.

For Health and Safety reasons pertaining to indoor air quality, idling is prohibited near identified fresh air intakes of campus buildings, but a policy prohibiting idling by commuter vehicles has not been adopted to date.

UAlberta also delivers a Care for Our Air is a vehicle idling reduction awareness and education program that started in 2008. There is permanent signage installed across campus reminding drivers to limit their vehicle idling.

During the 2013/14 Care for Our Air Campaign, the Office of Sustainability rolled out a series of advertisements to remind drivers about the benefits of reducing vehicle idling and to provide them with tips on how to do this during the cold months.

Website: http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/Resources/CareForOurAir.aspx


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