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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 77.43
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Washington, Seattle
OP-18: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Norm Menter
Energy Resource Conservation Manager
Facilities Services
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
698

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are::
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 103
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 5
Plug-in hybrid 23
+ Date Revised: Aug. 15, 2016
100 percent electric 18
+ Date Revised: Aug. 15, 2016
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 305
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 194
+ Date Revised: Aug. 15, 2016

A brief description of the institution’s efforts to support alternative fuel and power technology in its motorized fleet:

In 2015, Fleet Services is using $1.3 million dollars to build electrical charging infrastructure and stations to support University Fleet electric vehicles and public/commuter charging. By August 2016, Fleet will have 41 vehicles in use supporting University activities, its first foray into all electric and plug in hybrid electric passenger vehicles. In our University mailing services and shuttle divisions, we are utilizing hybrid technology in step vans and shuttle service vehicles. In addition, we will be using E85 biofuel to service our 247 flex fuel vehicles.

+ Date Revised: Aug. 15, 2016

The website URL where information about the institution's support for alternative fuel and power technology is available:

Fleet Services is committed to sustainability by constantly evaluating the university's vehicle needs. Each year, Fleet Services assesses the size of its fleet and "right sizes." With the improvements in hybrid, plug in electric (PHEV), and all electric (EV) vehicles, we evaluate customer specific usage, daily and monthly mileage and range considerations to determine if an alternative fuel vehicle could be used to meet their needs. The fleet composition of hybrid, PHEV, and EV vehicles will grow from 16.5% to 21.3% of the fleet in 2015.

Fleet Services has also implemented a UCAR program so that faculty, staff and students on official university business can share fleet vehicles through a car sharing program. This has enabled the university to further reduce the size of its fleet by reducing the number of assigned and departmental vehicles. We continue to monitor and evaluate metrics to improve utilization and expansion of this service.

From 2014 to 2015, we will see a 3% reduction in fleet assets due to rightsizing, shared usage of fleet assets and increased usage of non-motorized options available on campus.

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