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