In an effort to improve fleet fuel efficiency at the University of Connecticut, the following key benefits to promoting a no-idling practice on campus were identified:
Why Support a No-Idling Policy?
- Economics: Saving fuel means less money spent.
- Human Health: Idling is usually done close to buildings, which can lead to poor air quality, especially indoors if idling is done close to building’s air intake.
- Environmental Benefits: Saving fuel means less emissions.
- Vehicle Durability: When idling, the engine is running at lower than its optimum operation temperature, which over time can cause problems.
A no-idling policy is a part of good stewardship and better environmental practices goals as well as a reduction to campus greenhouse gas emissions.