Fuel Efficiency for Municipal Fleets
Local Governments have been tasked with the responsibility to reduce corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The emissions from vehicle fleets typically account for a large component of the corporate energy and emissions inventory.
In the Kootenays, Local Government corporate fleets account for 37% of total greenhouse gas emissions (about 7000 tonnes of CO2e), and a 25% of total corporate energy costs. Finding ways to reduce fuel consumption will save corporations money and reduce emissions.
Though many fuel efficiency and fleet management resources are available, Kootenay local governments requested a simplified “Carbon Neutral Kootenays” handbook to help departments identify fuel efficient actions. Time constraints, priorities and capacity are common issues among small and medium sized municipalities. This handbook compiles the latest fuel efficiency and fleet management information in a concise fashion, and provides fleet managers and staff with tangible, implementable approaches to fuel and GHG emission reductions.
Authors: The Carbon Neutral Kootenays (CNK) Project Team
Publisher: Carbon Neutral Kootenays