Langley Township Wins E3 Fleet Award

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Presentation to Langley Township Council on Sept. 29, 2008.

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  • - Good evening Your Worship and members of Council. - My name is John McQueen, I’m the Township’s Equipment Maintenance Manager. - I’m here this evening with Environmental Coordinator Ryan Schmidt, and Strategic Planner Jason Chu to talk about how the Township is improving the efficiency of its vehicle fleet through participation in a program called E3, and how a more efficient fleet supports other initiatives the Township is currently working on.
  • Langley Township Wins E3 Fleet Award

    1. 1. Driving Down Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions in Langley’s Fleet
    2. 2. The E3 Program <ul><li>Became one of the first fleets in Canada to join Fraser Basin Council’s E3 Green Fleet program </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Full-scale fleet and equipment Biodiesel implementation </li></ul><ul><li>B20 blend </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to pilot higher blends in the future </li></ul>E3 Actions - Biodiesel
    4. 4. <ul><li>Using fuel efficient, appropriately sized compact pick-up trucks </li></ul>E3 Actions – Rightsizing and Alternative Technologies <ul><li>The Township has purchased two SmartCars, three hybrid Honda Civics and three hybrid Ford Escapes </li></ul>
    5. 5. E3 Actions – Vehicle Idling Reduction <ul><li>In November 2007 Council Adopted Vehicle Idling Reduction Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Hinged on a one minute policy </li></ul>
    6. 6. E3 Actions – Vehicle Idling Reduction <ul><li>Awareness campaign focused on staff training and posters </li></ul><ul><li>Clear vinyl window decals and bumper stickers on all units </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Working with Global Tracking to implement a system capable of monitoring vehicle routes, fuel efficiencies and idling times </li></ul><ul><li>Seventy units currently equipped; twenty additional units by the end of this year </li></ul>E3 Actions – GPS Monitoring
    8. 8. E3 Results <ul><li>Since committing to the E3 program; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Median fleet fuel efficiency up 8.5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Units with low utilization down 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Units reporting high fuel consumption down 52% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall GHG intensity down 6.1% </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) <ul><li>In January 2001, the Township of Langley joined the FCM’s PCP program </li></ul><ul><li>Credit has been received for milestones one through four for corporate operations </li></ul>
    10. 10. Emissions from Fleet <ul><li>In 2006, the fleet generated over 1,500 tonnes eCO 2 , representing 28% of the Township’s footprint </li></ul>
    11. 11. Commitment to BC’s Climate Action Charter <ul><li>In December 2007, the Township became a signatory to the BC’s Climate Action Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon neutral operations by 2012 </li></ul>
    12. 12. E3 Emission Reductions – Biodiesel <ul><li>In 2007, by using B20 Biodiesel, we reduced GHG emissions by 131 tonnes (22% less) than using traditional diesel </li></ul>
    13. 13. E3 Emission Reductions – Anti-Idling <ul><li>Idling Reduction Strategy estimates that if the one minute policy is adhered to, the Township will save anywhere from 28,000 to 56,000 litres of fuel each year </li></ul><ul><li>This could mean a reduction of up to 150 tonnes of GHG emissions annually </li></ul>
    14. 14. E3 and the Langley Township Sustainability Charter <ul><li>Sustainability Charter adopted in June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: to build a sustainable legacy </li></ul>
    15. 15. E3 Aligns with the Sustainability Charter
    16. 16. E3 Aligns with the Sustainability Charter
    17. 17. <ul><li>“ Thank-You” </li></ul>

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