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SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT GREEN FLEET AWARDS...
THE GOVERNMENT GREEN FLEET™ AWARD
||Please be aware that this award is
separate from The 100 Best Fleets™ Award. You can apply
for both awards,
however, you must complete and submit both applications
to be considered.
||The Government Green Fleet
Award is open to all Federal, State, and Local
Government Fleets in North America. This includes fleets that are operated by local
government personnel or contracted services. The
Government Green Fleet Award is a comprehensive set of
criteria specifically tailored around the challenges and
requirements of the government fleet manager. All
entries will be rated on the content of their
application, so be specific in your answers. Our
criteria were carefully selected and
compiled over a period of several months, using hundreds
of sources in green fleet planning and methodology. It
not only functions as the assessment standards for the
yearly award, but also serves as a foundation for
drafting and implementing your own green fleet program.
The evaluation standards are
divided into several key categories:
1. Fleet Composition - This category compares your
current fleet composition of conventional fueled (gas &
diesel) vehicles versus hybrid, electric, and
alternative fuels etc. The data submitted only applies
to the current mix of your fleet at the time of
application, not projected purchases.
2. Fuel & Emissions - The fuels criteria
determines your use of renewable and alternative sources
of energy. It compares your total use of conventional
versus renewable fuels such as BioDiesel & Ethanol, and
non-renewable fuels such as propane and compressed
natural gas. The emissions criteria evaluates what your
fleet has done to cleanup your current inventory of on
and off road diesel equipment.
3. Policy & Planning - An integral part of any
green fleet plan is not necessarily what you do today,
but also what you have planned for the future. Green
fleet sustainability is the process in which you plan
for the future environmental role of your fleet. Will
you continue to budget and purchase green technologies,
or will you stop your current green efforts?
4. Fleet Utilization - Involves not only how your
fleet is used, but also how you determine what size
vehicle is appropriate for a given job classification.
Purchasing oversized vehicles and engines when a smaller
vehicle would suffice, needlessly adds unnecessary
pollutants into the atmosphere while increasing your
fuel usage. Other programs such as loan pools and
car sharing programs are also evaluated.
5. Education - Knowing what new technologies are
in the marketplace is an important aspect to any green
fleet manager. This standard requires each fleet manager
to stay informed about green fleet news. Your attendance
in green seminars and subscriptions to green
publications will keep you appraised on what's new.
6. Executive & Employee Involvement - No longer is
the fleet manager considered some abstract object
sitting in the last row during council or commissioner meetings. The
fleet manager of today is not only a manager, but also
an educator. It is the duty of the fleet manager to
educate the executive staff and political leaders of the
advantages of a green fleet, new & available
technologies, and the costs associated with them.
Employee involvement outlines your efforts to keep the
fleet employees informed about the direction of your
green fleet program.
7. Supporting Programs - Is a
wide variety of other initiatives that includes:
applying for grants, recycling programs, parts
purchasing habits, and maintenance facility
Sponsors of the 2012 Government Green Fleet
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