Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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University of Minnesota, Duluth
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Karl Novek
Planner - Fleet
UMD Facilities Management
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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 6
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 7
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 12
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:

UMD Facilities Management (FM) replaces vehicles via a request form that is evaluated to ensure the purchased unit is the right size - meeting the intended use with the most efficient vehicle possible. By doing this, we have downsized many large vehicles (pick-up trucks) to smaller, more fuel-efficient models (small vans).

On electric vehicles: UMD Grounds has electric utility carts that travel around campus without tailpipe emissions, and UMD Police use 2 electric bikes.

Vehicles owned by UMD are now equipped with low rolling resistance tires, which further improve fuel efficiency. In-house maintenance of vehicles also has sustainability integrated with everything from petroleum free cleaners to micro-hybrid electric hoists that regenerate electricity when a vehicle is lowered. An Idling Reduction Policy was adopted by FM in December 2013.

The UMD Business Fleet purchases hybrid vehicles, and they are popular vehicles requested for use by university employees.

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