Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.08 / 1.00 Ginger Cannon
Active Transportation Manager
Sustainability Office
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 499
Diesel-only 65
Gasoline-electric hybrid 30
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 2
100 percent electric 3
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 16
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level biofuel 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 will purchase alternate fuel vehicles whenever possible and is currently focusing on CNG and electric for bus, hybrid for light duty and all-eletric or flex fuel when possible for work demand. The fleet has the capability of using B20 and B5 but there is none currently available in the state's fuel network.

Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:


At the request of the Utah Legislature, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute – with the assistance of a 37-person Technical Advisory Committee – prepared the Utah Roadmap to assist with legislative policy making to improve air quality and address causes and impacts of a changing climate. The Roadmap suggests that State institutions shift their fleets to sustainable fuels.

Utah Roadmap: Positive Solutions on Climate and Air Quality, University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, 2019.
URL: https://gardner.utah.edu/utahroadmap/
Milepost 2: We recommend state government lead by example by converting to an all electric/compressed natural gas/hydrogen/renewable natural gas fleet where practical, adopt energy efficiency goals in state buildings, establish telework targets, provide additional funding for reforestation, and invest more in energy planning."
Milepost 5: Position Utah as the market-based electric vehicle state: Utah to expand the state’s network of EV charging stations and incentivize EV/CNG/RNG use (particularly for older vehicles and large fleets).

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