|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
OP-15: Campus Fleet
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Sustainability and Environmental Management Office
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||17|
|Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid||0|
|100 percent electric||31|
|Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG)||0|
|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 majority of Plant Operations’ fleet has changed to electric powered golf carts over the past few years, significantly improving outdoor air quality.
MoveVU, Vanderbilt’s new mobility strategy, has been a unique collaboration with faculty, administrators, staff and students. MoveVU is about creating a plan to better move to and around our campus. MoveVU will consider Vanderbilt’s need to be inclusive and careful in our approach to be better stewards of our environment while meeting the mobility needs of those who live and work at Vanderbilt. MoveVU has received a $4.5 million, three-year federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) grant, which the university will match. The $9 million total will launch a variety of new initiatives, including expanding shuttle operations using vehicles that rely on alternative fuels (either electricity or biofuels), instructing new shelter stops, and establishing bike and scooter share stations, shelters and repair sheds.
Vanderbilt University has a guideline prohibiting Plant Operations vehicles from idling. Plant Operations’ vehicles make up the majority of the “on campus fleet” and therefore are the most likely candidates to idle while on campus. Vanderbilt’s campus is not driver friendly, has few roads that go through campus, and allows very few vehicles to drive on the campus aside from the Plant Operations vehicles. All Plant Operations vehicles were recently outfitted with Geotab GPS tracking systems which report idling time and route performance and optimization back to VU management.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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