posted on 12:47 AM, September 17, 2014
Check out the online webinar video "Strategic Green Fleet Management for Municipalities," featuring Chris Hill, Senior Consultant with Fleet Challenge. Learn ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions in your fleet and to make effective use of key performance indicators as are part of an E3 Fleet review.
posted on 11:24 AM, July 3, 2014
The City of Richmond is the first municipality to receive the highest (Platinum) rating from E3 Fleet, a Canada-wide program that recognizes excellence in fleet management and environmental performance. The Award was presented by Fraser Basin Council Chair Colin Hansen to Mayor Malcolm Brodie at a meeting of Richmond City Council on November 28 in recognition of Richmond’s work in adopting a green fleet plan, implementing better data tracking and analysis, right-sizing its fleet with more efficient vehicles and other steps to green up its fleet.
Learn more in the Fraser Basin Council media release.
posted on 2:52 PM, May 27, 2014
The Fraser Basin Council, in collaboration with Fleet Challenge, awarded an E3 Fleet Gold Rating to the County of Simcoe, Ontario, for excellence in the management and green performance of its fleet.
The rating recognized work done by Simcoe County to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the fleet, invest in energy-efficient technologies and commit to staff training. The Simcoe County fleet is one of six in Canada to have earned a Gold rating. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!
Welcome to E3 FLEET — the first national program dedicated to green performance in fleets of vehicles.
Are you looking to improve fuel efficiency in your fleet? Reduce emissions? Introduce new fuels or technologies? No matter the nature of your business or size of your fleet, E3 Fleet is for you.
UBC Achieves E3 Platinum Rating – Again!
University of British Columbia (UBC) Building Operations Dept. was Canada’s first E3 Platinum Rated fleet back in 2013. Under the leadership of Fleet Manager, Steve Henzel, UBC has done it again, by achieving E3 Platinum in 2017.
Carbon Neutral Fleet
Steve and his UBC Fleet team leveraged excellent telematics data to manage, target, and optimize fleet vehicles case-by-case. This, and other innovations led to a 7.5% reduction in fuel use for the 2016 period. In E3, the Platinum level is reserved for carbon-neutral fleets. Emissions offsets are purchased by UBC, making the university carbon-neutral.
Best in Fleet Award
Steve’s E3 Platinum accomplishments were also recognized by Automotive Resources International (ARI) who presented him with a Best in Fleet award at ARI’s 2017 Vancouver Fleet Forum for continued success in Greenhouse Gas reduction and efficiencies through his strategic fleet initiatives.
Our congratulations to Steve and UBC for their achievement.
FortisBC Achieves E3 Silver
In October, FortisBC achieved its E3 Silver Level Rating. The FortisBC fleet achieved a GHG reduction of 278 MT or 3.2% between 2015 and 2016 through initiatives such as driver training, fuel-switching and the use of telematics.
FortisBC delivers approximately 21 per cent of the total energy consumed in British Columbia, Canada which is the most energy delivered by any utility in the province. Whether delivering electricity, natural gas or propane, its more than 2,200 employees serve approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 communities.
One of the company’s initiatives is Renewable Natural Gas. Farms, landfills and other suppliers like the City of Surrey have teamed up with FortisBC to capture methane (CH4) from decomposing organic waste, which would otherwise escape into the atmosphere. This methane, also known as biogas, is purified to make Renewable Natural Gas, which can power vehicles.
Our congratulations to Fortis BC for its E3 achievement.
E3 Fleet's New Management Team
Founded by the Fraser Basin Council in 2006, the E3 Fleet is now gearing up for a second decade of service in Canada under the management of Richmond Sustainability Initiatives (RSI).
Based in Ontario, and working across North America, the RSI team has extensive experience in green fleet performance.
RSI has also worked for years with the Fraser Basin Council, which has operated the program over its first 10 years. Both the Fraser Basin Council and RSI are very excited about the future of this program.
OUR RATED FLEETS
There are now 14 fleets in Canada with E3 Fleet Ratings — 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 1 Bronze. Behind each honour are impressive accomplishments, and committed people.
Take a look at the different steps fleet managers have taken to put together the country’s most progressive fleets. Read more.
MEET THE E3 FLEET TEAM
In October 2016 Richmond Sustainability Initiatives (RSI) became the new manager for the E3 Fleet program, taking over this responsibility from the Fraser Basin Council. The program is in good hands, and the future is bright for fleets everywhere.
Roger Smith, a partner in RSI, is passionate about global climate change issues and is committed to making positive environmental change within the transportation industry. He has helped many organizations see their fleets an integral to their business, adopt green options and demonstrate their cost-effectiveness.
A long supporter of the E3 Fleet program, Roger welcomes the program into the RSI suite of sustainability programs.
Melissa Felder is an engineering partner with RSI and is dedicated to environmental change personally, academically and professionally. She is excited to help take the lead on the E3 Fleet program and to foster its next phase of growth.
Ready to learn more about E3 Fleet? Don't hesitate to contact us!
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