Roger Smith presented Mayor Karen Farbridge, City of Guelph, with the E3 Silver Award on June 26, 2010.
The E3 Fleet Award is a Canadian Rating System that recognizes fleet performance in terms of Environment, Energy and Excellence. Under the E3 Fleet program, public and private sector fleets can obtain ratings on staff training, idle reduction practices, vehicle purchasing practices, fleet operations and maintenance, trip and route planning, fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas performance.
The City of Guelph is one of only two municipalities in Ontario to receive an E3 silver rating for sustainable fleet management. It is also the only municipality in Ontario to receive a silver rating for its transit fleet. The designation was announced in Toronto on June 10th by Roger Smith of Fleet Challenge and presented to Bill Barr, Manager of Fleet and Equipment. On June 26th Roger Smith made a formal presentation to Mayor Karen Farbridge at the City Council Meeting in Guelph's new city hall which is built to meet the LEED Silver Standard.
As part of the E3 rating the City undertook a comprehensive fleet review in 2008. This criteria resulted in the adoption of several policies in regard to reducing fuel operating expenses by minimizing engine idling, training staff about fuel efficiency for vehicle and equipment operation and purchasing right size vehicles to further decrease the City’s carbon footprint and reduce capital costs.
The E3 Fleet rating is further proof of Guelph’s commitment to reducing their environmental impact, including greenhouse gas emissions. Congratulations City of Guelph!
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