Lt. Commander Nathan Epling - 2-27-12


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  • 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

    1. 1. U.S. Department of the InteriorNational Park ServiceBlue Ridge Parkway ...Share the Journey… Sustainable Fleet Initiatives February 27, 2012 EXPERIENCE YOUR AME RI CA
    2. 2. Sustainable Fleet Initiative
    3. 3. Background• Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007• Executive Orders 13423 and 13514• National Park Service Environmental Management System (EMS)• Budget
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. 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%
    9. 9. 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%
    10. 10. The Parkway Fleet• Sedan• Pickup• SUV• Dumptruck• Construction• Tractors• Yard equipment
    11. 11. Targets for Change• Vehicle retirement and optimization• Appropriate Usage• Fuel Management
    12. 12. Vehicle Retirement and Optimization• Targeted Purchasing• DOE Clean Cities National Parks Initiative Grant • 8 hybrid vehicles approved • 4 x SUV and 4 x Pickup• Partners
    13. 13. Appropriate Vehicle Usage• Idling• Carpooling• Vehicle Selection• Maintenance
    14. 14. Fuel Management• Alternative Fuels• Fuel Tracking
    15. 15. Alternative Fuels
    16. 16. Fuel Tracking
    17. 17. National Park ServiceU.S. Department of the Interior EXPERIENCE YOUR AME RI CA