Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 1.00 Howard Simmons
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:

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 0
100 percent electric 4
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0
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?:

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

As outlined in the HWS Climate Action Plan, the Colleges are committed to phasing in alternative fuel vehicles as the institution’s fleet is replaced.

In spring 2014, HWS installed a dual port electric vehicle charging station for students, faculty, and staff. Since its installation, students, faculty, staff and visitors can charge their EV for free. The Colleges hope this provides incentive for more people to use EV vehicles.

The HWS fleet was recently inventoried and investigated as to what vehicles can be changed to electric. A summary of current and future vehicles was determined and approval was received. Vehicle fleet changes will include a shift from full size vans to small vans, an increase in electric maintenance vehicles, and a decrease in full-size pickup trucks.

Hobart and William Smith plans to start making our own biodiesel fuel over the summer with our waste oil to reduce the amount of purchased diesel.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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