Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date March 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.18 / 1.00 David Cook
Transportation Coordinator
Parking and Transportation Services
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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 19
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 38
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 49
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 under Federal regulations to acquire 75% of our fleet acquisitions are alternatively fueled. Moreover, the University has a Transportation Master Plan (the TMP is part of the 2011 Campus Master Plan) which aligns with the goals of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan that sets high aspirations for the university: Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20 percent by 2020. Become carbon-neutral by 2050. The Master Plan adopts the goals listed in the Sustainability Task Force document, which are to move toward a higher proportion of transportation fuels derived from renewable resources; CU Boulder Transportation Goals provide a framework and guidance for transportation planning and management over the next 20 years in order to help the university achieve a sustainable transportation future; Reduce congestion in and around the campuses and to reduce the total number of motor vehicles driven to campus, which will result in reduced parking and travel demand; Provide convenient and viable alternative mode options to the campus community in order to encourage the use of transportation modes other than the single-occupant vehicle; Better manage the available parking supply and to price it to ensure financial sustainability and to encourage alternative mode use; Ensure TDM and parking management strategies are considered and incorporated into projects as the campuses develop and to use other methods, such as providing more on-campus housing and building university villages (which integrate student, faculty, and staff housing along with education, retail and service facilities), to minimize or eliminate the need to build new parking; Achieve greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions in campus transportation by 2020 in comparable proportion (about 20%) that the transportation sector contributes locally to campus GHG; Develop viable financial strategies to address current financial deficits of Parking and Transportation Services as well as to identify funding for new and expanded efforts to achieve a reduction is travel and parking demand.(Details contained in TMP Chapter 1.2 (PDF page 14) and on page 1.4 (PDF page 17)

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

Data obtained from Asset Works fleet management software and fleet fuel usage tracking spreadsheets.

The Transportation Master Plan has this: http://www.colorado.edu/masterplan/plan/documents/TMPFinal9-11.pdf

The Campus Master Plan also has this: http://www.colorado.edu/masterplan/plan/documents/SectionV_000.pdf

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