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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-T2-37: Car Sharing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Geoff Rode
Director of Operations, Ancillary Services
Facilites & Operations
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Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as ZipCar or HourCar?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

HERTZ 24/7
http://www.asinfo.ualberta.ca/en/ParkingServices/ParkingInitiatives

The University of Alberta was the first Canadian post-secondary institution to partner with Hertz 24/7, an international car-share vendor. In 2009, UAlberta signed a multi-year agreement with Hertz 24/7 to provide a car-sharing service for all members of the North Campus community. The agreement became active in January 2010.

The goal of this car sharing program is to reduce the amount of single-occupant vehicle traffic to and from North Campus, and to support a practical shift towards sustainable mobility and away from automobile dependency. As of July 2014, there were three Hertz vehicles on North Campus, and 1,304 members enrolled in the program.

The Hertz 24/7 program is hosted by the University of Alberta, but all member transactions (online bookings and payment) occur directly through Hertz, and feature the following:

- Members register online through www.hertzondemand.com to receive a membership card
- Members require a credit card to register
- Members can book vehicles for an hour, a day or up to a week, and have 24-hour vehicle access
- The highly-competitive hourly rental fee includes insurance and fuel
- Vehicles are stationed at central and convenient North Campus locations
- Once booked, access to the vehicle is obtained via a card reader using the member’s membership card
- Upon return, the member parks the car back in the designated parking space
- Once the vehicle is returned, Hertz sends a summary of the reservation and bills the member’s credit card


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is 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.