Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Amherst College
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.14 / 1.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:
70

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 6
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 1
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 3
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0

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:

Since 2000, the College has systematically upgraded and converted all of its heavy trucks, grounds equipment and delivery trucks to fuel-efficient diesel vehicles. In order to further reduce the College’s carbon footprint, all diesel vehicles run on biodiesel fuel. In order to promote community-oriented policing, the Amherst College Police Department uses scooters and bicycles in lieu of police cruisers. The Amherst College vehicle fleet has been designed with fuel-efficiency in mind. While at one time the fleet consisted entirely of 12-passenger vans, the fleet is now composed of 7-passenger mini-vans and hybrid vehicles. The seven-passenger vans were selected because they offer superior fuel economy and are more suited to transporting smaller groups of students.


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