Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.06 / 1.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:
95

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 76
Diesel-only 13
Gasoline-electric hybrid 0
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 6
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 0
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?:
No

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

The college has pursued a couple of grants in order to help off-set the costs of switching to alternative vehicles, but we have not been awarded any to date. In particular it is a goal in our facilities and grounds team to start phasing out gasoline/diesel fuel vehicles with electric. We have had conversations with a few dealers, but nothing is finalized to date.
Our physical plant and grounds team has also been switching from traditional vehicles to electric golf/service carts as a way to reduce our gasoline/diesel fleet vehicle numbers and reduce our carbon footprint. The carts are also utilized for events happening around campus to help transport visitors in place of traditional vehicles.
Starting in the fall of 2019 an engineering class began working on a project to help us evaluate solar panels and battery storage to power our electric golf/service carts and grounds equipment, this project design has continued into the spring semester and our goal is get the project installed over the summer.


Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This number does not include our leased vehicles because we do not typically keep them for vary long.

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