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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.

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Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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University of Calgary
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

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Complete Expired Susan Austen
Ancillary Services
Student and Enrolment Services
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:
Yes

A brief description of the policy:

A no-idling vehicle was formally launched Fall 2010 that encourages vehicle operators (fleet, commercial and personal) to turn off engine when idling for more than 3 minutes when ambient temperature is equal to or greater than -10C and when vehicle is left unattended. Exceptions are made for defined emergencies and repair circumstances or any situation in which the health or safety of a driver, passenger or animal requires the idling of the vehicle. A comprehensive engagement campaign is in place to educate fleet vehicle operators and the program is being integrated with institutional service contracts. Idling became a fineable offense beginning January 1, 2011.


The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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