Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date June 24, 2020
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University of Alberta
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 1.00 Jim Laverty
Manager, Transportation Services
Facilities and Operations
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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 10
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 2
100 percent electric 0
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:


The university is taking steps to create a more environmentally-friendly vehicle fleet. UAlberta Transportation Services is committed to replacing its aging fleet vehicles, as required, with electric, hybrid or ultra-fuel-efficient models whenever a feasible option exists.

The university’s vehicle fleet is using E10 gasoline year-round and B5 diesel up to six months of the year. To date, a source of E85 fuel is not available.

The GPS vehicle locator system that was deployed in 79 fleet vehicles in 2016 was updated in 2020. The system assists the university in reducing travel time and idling. All vehicles used on campus are maintained for optimal efficiency, and multiple van and truck trips on campus have been eliminated by providing a shuttle van for trades groups to move around campus.


The trades group made a further improvement by creating two satellite shops in parts of North Campus where trades work is often required; the creation of these satellite shops allowed them to downsize by three fleet vehicles. In addition, the trades group has replaced some vehicles with smaller gas-powered gators, which consume less fuel than a van or truck would for the same vehicle usage.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:


Farm / Research Equipment Information:
Debby Topinka
Finance Administrator
Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

James Willis
Research Stations Manager
Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

Landscape Services Information:
Murray Brice
Landscape Maintenance & Construction Supervisor
Grounds Services
Facilities & Operations

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