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- 4.2 Reduce Fleet emission in the next 5 years
- 2015 Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP)
- 4. Transportation
Key Objective: 4.2 Reduce Fleet emission in the next 5 years
The 2015 iCAP, chapter 4, objective 2, is "Reduce emissions from the Urbana-Champaign campus fleet by 20% for departmentally-owned and carpool vehicles by FY20."
The campus fleet includes departmentally-owned vehicles, the car and truck pool vehicles, and the heavy equipment pool. The vehicular fleet is primarily cars and vans, while the heavy equipment pool is generally diesel fueled large construction equipment, such as backhoes. To increase low emissions vehicles in the campus fleet, campus could increase low-emission vehicles by 20% in the vehicular fleet.
The campus could require and activate anti-idling equipment for all new class 6 and above trucks (with gross vehicle weight rating of over 19,500 lbs), and could install idling-tracking equipment on all vehicles in the fleet. Campus could increase the use of biodiesel blends in fleet vehicles. Campus could increase the use of electric vehicles and departmental bicycles (including electric bicycles) with cargo trailers to move individuals and small tools and equipment across campus. To encourage the use of these low emission options, campus could provide incentives to departments or individuals who make use of them.