Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Andrew Iacona
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 1.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:
532

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 403
Diesel-only 107
Gasoline-electric hybrid 16
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 1
100 percent electric 5
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:

In the Fall of 2019, NAU was a awarded a Sustainability Grant from Club Car to help outline a transition plan away from Fossil Fuels. The Green Fund also funded a graduate student research stipend for Spring 2020 to work with Club Car, our Fleet and Facility Managers to identify areas where we can electrify now and in the near future.

In January 2020, We were also awarded a grant from our Utility Provider, APS, for installation of 3-EV charger within our Transportation Fleet warehouse to aid this future transition. We are currently testing two Pickman E-trucks within our grounds and general maintenance shops. We also have an E-bike for our Planning, Design, and Construction staff that has logged over 100 miles in the past 3 (winter) months.

In collaboration with our City Bus provider, The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA), we were apart of a 17.3M federal grant to update the downtown transit connection center to increase ridership and fund an electric bus to be used on route 10 which primarily goes through campus and is used by students. More info through this local news article: https://azdailysun.com/news/mountain-line-awarded-million-grant-for-electric-buses-and-connection/article_a48e5d0c-d6ed-5c74-b9da-8d365b01a685.html

Our current NAU Sustainability Action Plan, Transportation section states:
Objective 3: Decrease NAU vehicle emissions each year.

Action 2: Continue to purchase the most economical, most fuel efficient, and lowest emission vehicles available in a particular model year that meet the operational needs and policy requirements of the University. Pursue alternative low-emission/no-emission vehicles for unique needs transportation such as mail delivery, landscaping, composting, etc.
Responsible Party: All departments with NAU vehicles


Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We currently have 10 CNG capable vehicles, however, there is nowhere in Northern Arizona to fill with CNG. We are currently in the process of decommissioning our CNG vehicles. Our focus is first to reduce our fleet, then look into motor pool options, and lastly to purchase electric bikes, carts, and vehicles when absolutely necessary.
Information provided by: Daniel.Tajc@nau.edu; Bill.Marsh@nau.edu

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