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Hawaii Clean Fleets Certification Program

Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities, with support from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Hawaii Clean Fleets Certification Program.

Program Overview

The purpose of the program is to provide recognition to participating businesses, organizations and government agencies who are making progress and/or achieving standards for use of clean/renewable fuels, conservation and fuel efficiency measures in their vehicle fleets and other energy applications associated with transportation operations.

Applications are being sent to a broad spectrum of entities soliciting their interest. Those submitting completed applications, will have their transportation operations reviewed and those selected will receive a certification level modeled after the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program.

Areas of Review

Applications to the Hawaii Clean Fleets Certification Program will be assessed in two key areas, fuels and efficiency methods as shown below for a one-year period of time from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Fuels (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015)

  • Electricity
  • Hydrogen
  • Biodiesel
  • Ethanol
  • Other clean/renewable fuels

Efficiency Methods (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015)

  • Idle reduction
  • Parts and equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Driving behavior
  • Fleet rightsizing
  • Systems efficiency

Award Levels

PLATINUM:    100% clean, renewable transportation

GOLD:             75% – 99% renewable fuel use and/or efficiency

SILVER:           50% – 74% renewable fuel use and/or efficiency

CERTIFIED:    20% – 49% renewable fuel use and/or efficiency

Timeline

  • Application Submission – Applications must be submitted to Blue Planet Foundation by 11:59PM HST on July 31, 2015.
  • Application Review – Applications will be reviewed from August 1 through August 14, 2015.
  • Award Notification – Applicants receiving certification awards will be notified by Monday, August 17.
  • Certificate Presentations – Presentation of Certification Awards will be made at the annual Hawaii Transportation Association Meeting on August 27 -28, at the Kona Sheraton Resort.

Addressing a Critical Need

Transportation accounts for more than 60% of the energy consumed in Hawaii. While air transportation uses the largest portion; truck, buses, and cars consume roughly 23%. Using renewable fuels and fuel efficiency measure will help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Alternative fuels and efficient driving practices will contribute to a more sustainable future for Hawaii’s transportation industry as we move towards a 100% clean energy economy.

 

DIRECT QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS & SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:

shem@blueplanetfoundation.org

SHEM LAWLOR

Clean Transportation Director

Blue Planet Foundation

shem@blueplanetfoundation.org

808.954.6143

55 Merchant St. 17th Floor | Honolulu, HI 96813