|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
Office of Sustainability
UF has set idling guidelines for campus- drivers of University owned or operated vehicles are strongly encouraged to:
•Ensure that University vehicles and equipment do not idle for any unnecessary length of time, unless idling the vehicle is required to perform work-related tasks.
•Minimize idling and conserve fuel whenever possible.
•Ensure that assigned vehicles are properly maintained, and specifically that emission control systems and components in vehicles are functioning properly.
•Ensure that tires are properly inflated. Under-inflation decreases fuel economy and reduces the life of the tire.
•Plan and map out trips to minimize distances traveled.
•Avoid fuel-inefficiency by accelerating gradually and anticipating stops to avoid sudden breaking.
•Observe posted speed limits. Driving at excessive speeds reduces fuel economy, increases air pollution, creates hazardous driving conditions, and is unlawful.
•Carpool, bike, walk or ride buses whenever possible or practical.
•Schedule meetings wisely, especially if travel is required, to minimize the travel of the majority of the participants.
•Reduce the amount of vehicle warm-up time. Consult vehicle manual to determine the manufacturer’s recommendations for guidance on idling in extreme weather conditions.
•Eliminate unnecessary weight in the vehicle.
University of Florida requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: http://www.sustainability.ufl.edu/documents/IdlingGuidelines.doc
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