Green Fleet

Right-Sizing Helps Ariz. County Reduce Fleet Emissions

April 04, 2016

Pima County, Ariz., has reduced the number of miles traveled by the county fleet by 21% and reduced carbon intensity of its fleet operations by nearly 6%, according to its Sustainable Action Plan Report Card. The report card details progress made in improving the sustainability of Pima County operations during fiscal year 2014-15.

The county reduced its fleet carbon intensity — greenhouse gases emitted per square foot — by increasing the number of miles traveled by passenger vehicles and reducing those of trucks and SUVs, a result of county right-sizing efforts. It used a FY-2013-14 baseline.

In its goal to reduce the ratio of carbon emissions produced by county fleet vehicles (excluding Sheriff’s vehicles, off-road vehicles, and heavy equipment) per service population, the county has improved by 25%. This was achieved by reducing vehicle miles traveled by 21% and reducing fuel use per vehicle mile traveled by 4%. Fleet-wide fuel economy improved from 16.17 PMG to 16.88 MPG, a 4.4% improvement. The county replaced 45 conventional fuel vehicles with alternative-fuel vehicles in FY 2014-15.

Additionally, the county completed construction of the new Fleet Services building, which was submitted for LEED Gold Certification, a green building certification.

For the full report, click here.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

We are planning on installing CO sensors in our FORD SUV Interceptor. Looking for choices as to what seem to work best.

View Topic

I have been tasked with implementing a small motor pool here at the City and need help on how to implement and manage it. I have a staff...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

974 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

A fleet leasing company in the commercial trucking industry.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator