Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Marcos
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.81 / 1.00 Floyd Dudley II
Facility Services
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 25
Diesel-only 3
Gasoline-electric hybrid 4
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 115
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 1
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level biofuel 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:

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

In addition to our vehicles and electric carts, this includes our fork lifts, scissor lifts, skid steer, lawnmower and boom lifts.

Our campus has a high number of electric carts as this is the way many departments move around campus. In the attached document, all electric carts have a vehicle # starting with EC. We have a very small number of gas powered cars and trucks. We also just received an electric bike for our Cougar Pantry- which will move food around campus easily. Out of the 114 carts, Facility Development Management (has the bulk of them) and then other departments like IITS, Safety, Sustainability, UPD, Athletics, Corporation, the President's office and others all have carts too.

Departments on campus must provide justifications for vehicle purchases prior to order to minimize the amount of vehicles owned on the campus. If supported, the purchasing of vehicles that use alternative fuels is promoted via policy to reduce university fleet vehicles GHG emissions per the Climate Action Plan. “Emissions will include both state and auxiliary organization purchases of electricity and natural gas; fleet, marine vessel usage; and other emissions the university or self-support entity has direct control over.
For the CSU Sustainability policy, please visit: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6987526/latest/
Additionally, campus vehicles purchased must adhere to state and federal mandates. The CSU systemwide policy sets the campuses towards a gradual zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) goal for the campuses. Specifically, it is to increase ZEVs 5% annually through FY 2024/2025 to a total of 50% of light duty fleet vehicle purchases.
For the CSU fleet vehicles policy, please visit: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6637418/latest/

Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:

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