tool that helps an organization or facility achieve its environmental compliance obligations and broaden its environmental performance goals by properly managing its operations and activities. It is not a stand-alone environmental program or a data management program, but links existing and new organizational responsibilities, programs, and activities. The EMS model of "Plan, Do, Check, Act," reflects accepted quality management principles and provides rigor to existing operations and programs to further ensure continual improvement, as found in the ISO 14001:2004(E) standard. The true benefit of the EMS model is that it ensures existing or new programs closely link an organization's environmental and energy footprint with legal and other requirements.
LE vehicles exempt. Charter buses for visitors.
Fleet management plan
E85; Biodiesel; difficult to supply
Centrally managed more real-time. Reported to federal business management system for vehicle efficiency.
Lt. Commander Nathan Epling - 2-27-12
U.S. Department of the InteriorNational Park ServiceBlue Ridge Parkway ...Share the Journey… Sustainable Fleet Initiatives February 27, 2012 EXPERIENCE YOUR AME RI CA
Background• Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007• Executive Orders 13423 and 13514• National Park Service Environmental Management System (EMS)• Budget
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007• Federal vehicle fleet conservation• Meet low greenhouse emission standards• Reduce petroleum consumption • 20% by 2015 • 10% annual increase of alternative fuels
Executive Orders 13423 and 13514• Use low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles• Optimize the number of vehicles in the agency fleet• 2% annual decrease in petroleum use
Environmental Management System (EMS)• Achieve environmental compliance obligations• Broaden environmental performance goals• Links existing and new organizational responsibilities, programs, and activities• "Plan, Do, Check, Act"• Connect environmental and energy footprint with legal and mission requirements
Environmental Management System (EMS)• Overall goal: Decrease exhaust emissions & increase fuel efficiency• Create a system to measure and report fuel consumption and fuel efficiency in a way that supports this objective• Establish a parkway wide "no idling rule" for staff vehicles• Take first step in establishing Parkway wide "No Idling" rule for visitors
2010 Energy Audit Findings 2010 Parkway Energy Breakdown E85 0.4% Building Fuel Oil Building Electricity 3.7% Diesel 13.4% 22.5% Gasoline 60.0%
Total Carbon Emissions = 4,823,000 lbs (2010) 2010 Parkway Carbon Emission Breakdown E85 0.1% Diesel 16.3% Building Electricity 37.0% Gasoline 44.0% Building Fuel Oil 2.7%