Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Dr. Christopher Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
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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 120
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 10
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 2
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 3
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 numbers above reflect vehicles managed and operated by UD Facilities. Some academic Colleges also own and manage vehicles, but data concerning them is not currently available.

In 2015-2016 UD performed a financial and end user cost/benefit analysis of hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicle options vs. our existing gasoline fleet. The analysis was performed for new vehicles procured through existing procedures. UD is currently in the process of reviewing the findings, consulting stakeholders (vehicle users) and creating guidelines to reduce fleet emissions. UD also supports the first vehicle-to-grid research study in the USA with custom-made BMW Electric Minis, and we have a separate ongoing research engagement with fuel cell hydrogen powered buses, with several more being brought online in 2016.

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

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