Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.11 / 1.00 Dean Pearce
Head of Facilities Management and Services
Buildings Offices
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:
37

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 2
Diesel-only 31
Gasoline-electric hybrid 0
Diesel-electric 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 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 attached NUI Galway Travel Plan has the following aims:

Encourage sustainable travel:
- increase travel choices for all staff, students and visitors of the University
- lessen environmental impact of car use
- promote healthier lifestyles

Reduce single car occupancy car use:
- increase availability of car parking
- limit traffic congestion
- support future growth of the University
- support Green Flag aspirations


Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

We have a number of researchers who are at the cutting edge of sustainable transport globally. One example is Dr. Rory Monaghan who reviews Hydrogens role in transport here: https://www.energyireland.ie/can-renewable-hydrogen-be-key-to-unlocking-a-decarbonised-energy-system-for-ireland/
and here:
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/hydrogen-fuel-gencomm-rory-monaghan

In parallel work NUIG engineering students have gained ground as well in making the most energy efficient car possible: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/geec-shell-eco-marathon-europe-ireland

Another NUIG researcher in our school of chemistry, Dr Pau Farris reviews hydrogen further and its use in sea transport here: https://irishtechnews.ie/seafuel-project-to-use-hydrogen-as-a-renewable-resource-for-transportation/

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