Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.43 / 1.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:
79 #

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 1 #
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0 #
Plug-in hybrid 1 #
100 percent electric 10 #
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0 #
Hydrogen fueled 0 #
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 11 #
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 11 #

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:
No

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

American University supports alternative fuels use through adoption of a policy that evaluates each vehicle purchase assuring it to be the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the market taking into consideration the end use of the vehicle. When purchasing new vehicles American University Fleet Management explores the option of alternative vehicles in the following order: electric, hybrid, biodiesel, flex fuel and lighter more fuel efficient vehicles. Additionally, American University fuels its diesel powered shuttle fleet with B-20 biodiesel.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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American University switched its buses to B20 biodiesel in March of 2013. Data on the campus fleet was provided by the Manager of Transportation, Operations, and Maintenance, Alef Worku.

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