Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Richmond
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Megan Zanella-Litke
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:
Yes

A brief description of the policy:
No non-diesel powered University vehicle or piece of equipment will be idled in a nonemergency situation. The operator of the vehicle/equipment will turn off the unit and the keys are to be removed from the ignition.
No vehicle should be left unattended or idling at a loading dock, delivery stop, or at other locations where exhaust emissions may enter an occupied building such as near building air intakes, entrances, or open windows, etc. Engines should be left running only as long as it takes to unload or load passenger.
Idling of diesel powered vehicles is generally unnecessary, except at cold start-up. According to the EPA, engine manufacturers typically recommend a warm up time for diesel engines of less than five minutes. Further, idling causes significantly more wear on engine parts than driving at regular speeds. Therefore, idling of these vehicles will not be allowed with the exception of cold starts.

The website URL where information about the policy is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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