<p>The City of Dublin's green fleet includes these four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Freightliner snow plow trucks, which replace diesel-powered vehicles.<em>Photo courtesy of City of Dublin.</em></p>

The City of Dublin, Ohio, fleet has been designated as an Ohio Green Fleet by Clean Fuels Ohio for the fourth year in a row and earned a higher ranking this year.  

This year, Dublin’s fleet earned designation as a three-star Ohio Green Fleet, which is an improvement from the one-star distinction held since 2012.

The Ohio Green Fleets program recognizes fleets’ efficiency and environmental performance. Designated Ohio Green fleets provide a community service by improving air quality and reducing Ohio’s dependence on imported fuels.

Ohio Green Fleets is a comprehensive program designed by Clean Fuels Ohio to improve the environmental performance and efficiency of public and private fleets. The Ohio Green Fleets program consists of three core components:

Direct consultation with fleet managers to develop a green fleet management plan tailored to specific organizational needsHands-on support and assistance with implementation, including assistance in seeking grant funding to reduce implementation costs and recognition of environmental leaders through a five-star rating system that scores fleets based on measurable reductions in vehicle emissions and improvements in efficiency.

Clean Fuels Ohio has been running the Ohio Green Fleets program since 2008. As of 2015, the program as enrolled more than 600 fleets and formally recognized 83 fleets as certified Ohio Green Fleets. These 83 certified Ohio Green Fleets have displaced a combined annual total of 15,074,241 gallons of petroleum and eliminated more than 1,942.65 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx), 134.53 tons of particulate matter (PM 2.5), 130.29 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and 165,871.15 tons of carbon dioxide.