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  • 1. Green My Fleet: Be a Vehicle for Change
    David Perlmutter, Julia Wilson
    Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP)
    Department of Urban Design & Planning
    University of Washington
    December 14, 2009
  • 2. Introduction
    Many municipalities and other agencies wish to reduce their fleet emissions due to rising fuel prices, global warming, and increased federal funding for alternative fuel vehicles and technology
    Evergreen Fleets is a certification program run by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency that awards certification to fleets demonstrating emissions reductions and investment in alternative fuel technologies
  • 3. Our Clients
    Leslie Stanton, Climate Protection Program Manager
    • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
    Mary Joe deBeck, Resource Conservation Coordinator
    • City of Issaquah Resource Conservation Office
    Kelly Kussman, Fleet Supervisor
    • City of Issaquah Public Works Operations Department
    David Fujimoto, Resource Conservation Office Manager
    • City of Issaquah Resource Conservation Office
  • Project Objective
    Towork with the City of Issaquah and assist their Fleet Manager in becoming certified under the Evergreen Fleets program.
    Evaluate the effectiveness and user-friendliness of the Evergreen Fleets evaluation metrics and Evaluator Tool using the City of Issaquah as a case study
    Assess the City of Issaquah’s likelihood of Green Fleets certification and areas where improvement is needed
  • 4. Deliverables
    Quantitative: Compile the following City fuel emissions data
    Vehicle equipment inventory list
    Full documentation of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT’s)
    Fuel receipts to demonstrate annual fuel consumption
    Create a Data Diary explaining the steps necessary to compile, process, and analyze the fuel receipts data and VMT’s
    Create a series of Best Practices documents outlining policies that the City must take to invest in alternative fuel technologies and reduce emissions
  • 5. Work Calendar
  • 6. Data Diary
    Data provided from the City of Issaquah:
    Vehicle equipment inventory for both 2007 and 2008
    Vehicle emissions data for 2007 (baseline year) and 2008 (current year)
    Best Practices information and document templates provided by Evergreen Fleets
    Data was categorized according to the following attributes:
    Vehicle ID Number
    Fuel Type
    Total Gallons
    Fuel Expenditure ($)
    Vehicle Class
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  • 9. Best Practices:
    • We operated from a “ground-zero” state, assuming that Issaquah had no Best Practices documentation to provide
    • 10. Templates provided by Evergreen Fleets allowed us to create the following Best Practices that will qualify the City towards Green Fleets certification:
    Green Fleets Plan
    Green Vehicle Purchasing Policy
    Preventive Maintenance Program
    Reduce, Reuse, and Recover Program for Maintenance Products
    Green Rental Car and Car-Sharing Policy
  • 11. Recommendations/Conclusion:
    City of Issaquah:
    • More complete data (see Discrepancy between Reported and Department Totals metric)
    • 12. Categorize vehicles by Vehicle Class in addition to Vehicle ID Number
    • 13. Accurate reporting of VMT’s as a requirement for driving City vehicles
    • 14. Develop Green Fleets Action Plan and other Best Practices documents from the template drafts we have provided for further points towards certification
    Evergreen Fleets:
    • Create a vehicle database within the online Evaluator Tool so fleet managers can track vehicle fuel consumption more accurately
    • 15. Allow this database to categorize vehicles by Vehicle ID Number as well as by Vehicle Class
    • 16. Create a search engine for Vehicle Class based on Make/Model
    • 17. Give fleet managers a grace period for providing supporting documents that prove they have followed Best Practices
  • Thank you for your time. Questions?