Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.51
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date July 31, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:

A brief description of the policy:

F&S Vehicle Idling Policy - All vehicles should be turned off when not in use or when the driver leaves the unit for any length of time. The only anticipated exceptions to the above guideline are:

• In the event of use of a power tailgate or other accessory when the electrical system alone would not support its operation; such as in cold weather or low electrical supply conditions
• In extreme winter weather situation where a vehicle not left idling would create an operational safety problem such as severe fogging or icing of windshields (personal comfort alone would not qualify for this exception).
• For power take off (PTO) applications
• Police K9 or Animal Control vehicles may remain running to maintain a safe climate for animals

Employees using University vehicles may idle their vehicles during the initial morning warm-up (no more than 10 minutes); however, any time they exit their vehicle after that point, engines should be shut down.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:

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