Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.34
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.15 / 1.00 Theodore Diamantopoulos
Manager Fleet Services
Fleet Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 6
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 6
100 percent electric 46
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 8
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:

UCSC's topography has made the implementation of current electric vehicle technology challenging and costly. While we continue to seek & deploy new lithium-ion based battery systems for the campus our current focus is on growing our compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure to accommodate more heavy-duty CNG vehicles. We currently have CNG refuse trucks and are working to replace additional large vehicles.

In addition to procuring several EV sedans and plug-in hybrids, we added one CNG refuse truck and one CNG powered dump truck to our fleet for this reporting year.

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

We refined the reporting system over the last year. This led to a more accurate picture of what is a "vehicle" by STARS reporting standards. Thus, there is a reduction in the total amount of "vehicles" for this reporting year.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.