|Submission Date||March 4, 2020|
Warren Wilson College
OP-15: Campus Fleet
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Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:
Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
|Number of Vehicles|
|100 percent electric||17|
|Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)||0|
|Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel||17|
|Fueled with locally produced, low-level biofuel||17|
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:
Warren Wilson College has been using LPG (Propane) in mowers and Kei (very small) trucks for many years. In 2019, we leased ten brand new vehicles - seven Grand Caravans, and three Ford Transit 15-passenger vans. We have upfitted all ten of these vehicles with new Alt-fuel hybrid systems that will allow them to operate primarily on LPG, but also run exclusively on gasoline as needed. The Grand Caravans also will operate on E85 Ethanol fuel. This will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint in our fleet considerably by using LPG, which only contains three atoms of carbon per molecule. In addition, the College has a photo-voltaic solar panel to create the energy needed to power electric golf carts which are driven around campus.
Last year, a description of the operation of our campus vehicles was submitted to the North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) awards group who manages the NC Smart Fleet awards program. Warren Wilson College was recognized with the highest level of award - A Smart Fleet Champion - which recognized the College for its fleet commitment and accomplishments in reducing petroleum use, thus reducing CO2 emissions and other harmful emissions. North Carolina based fleets (both public and private sector) are recognized by the NCCETC as supporters, leaders or champions based on their sustainability practices.
Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data was collected from the Director of the Auto Shop.
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