Green Fleets Certification Program

Program Summary

The Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF) Green Fleets Program is designed to assist fleets in deploying solutions that improve the economic and environmental performance of vehicle operations. Through the LCF Green Fleets program, Louisiana Clean Fuels conducts emissions analysis and quantification of on-road vehicles for fleets throughout the state of Louisiana.

Benefits of Being an LCF Green Fleet:

  • Educational opportunities with workshops, trainings, and more.
  • Recognition and certification for environmental fleet leaders.
  • Branding and promotional tools for fleet achievement.
  • Informational resources on technology options and available incentives.
  • Connections with vendors offering advanced fuel and vehicle technologies, equipment, conversion systems, and more.
  • Funding assistance with grant opportunities (Better data makes a better application!) 

Eligible Vehicle Types:

All on road fleet vehicles are eligible for this program, including buses, medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks, locomotives, construction equipment and cargo handling vehicles are eligible. Light-duty commercial and passenger vehicles also are eligible. Currently, the program does not include vehicles involved in agricultural operations, mining, or marine vessels.

 

Required Fleet / Vehicle Data:

All eligible fleets interested in LCF Green Fleet designation must submit specific baseline data, as well as data on specific efficiency and alternative fuel technologies deployed in their fleet operations.  To be considered for the recognition in the program, fleets must provide the following data:


More details on the specific data required is listed on the LCF Green Fleets Enrollment Data Form. Form available upon request by emailing Tyler Herrmann at tyler@louisianacleanfuels.org.

Analysis & Scoring Methodology

To quantify fleet emissions, LCF’s Green Fleets program utilizes its own variation of the U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory’s Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool.  The AFLEET-based model is used to subtract the “actual” emissions of the candidate fleet’s conventional- and alternative-fuel fleet from the “expected” emissions the candidate’s fleet if it were only comprised of conventional-fuel vehicles to calculate net emissions savings.  The emissions savings are then put onto the logarithmic point scale (see chart below). 

The emissions analyzed by LCF’s Green Fleets include carbon dioxide (CO2), greenhouse gases (GHG), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5).  Each of these emissions contributes to the overall scoring of the fleet. Additional points are awarded by percentage of fleet miles driven on alternative fuels (one point per percentage point) and by percentage of petroleum reduced (one point per percent reduced). Point values for emissions reductions are detailed below:

Note: All emissions measured in lbs.

Designation Criteria:

We will add points from all factors above that account for reductions in the emissions of concern and total petroleum reduction. This point total will be used to determine whether a fleet qualifies for designation as an LCF Green Fleet and what level of designation has been earned.

One Star – at least 20 total points

Two Star – at least 40 total points

Three Stars – at least 70 total points

Four Star – at least 110 total points

Five Stars – at least 160 total points

 

Recognition Program:

Louisiana Clean Fuels will recognize its annual class of LCF Green Fleets on its website and through press releases. Once certified, your organization will receive a report detailing your emissions reductions and scoring under the program along with permission to use the green fleets certification seal for your certification level on any and all of your organization’s publications for a period of one year.

Enrollment:

Enrollment for the LCF Clean Fuels 2018 Green Fleets will open on February 1, 2018 and close on May 31, 2018. There will be an informational webinar coming soon to help fleets with the enrollment form and certification process. Only fleets that operate in the Louisiana Clean Fuels Territory may apply. Please check to see if your fleet is in our coverage area.

Enrollment in LCF Green Fleets is simple, free and doesn’t obligate you to make any changes to how you run your fleets…though we hope you will take the opportunity to leverage some of our services to become certified.

Get started: Complete this short enrollment form or email tyler@louisianacleanfuels.org.

About Louisiana Clean Fuels:

LCF is a US Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition, supported by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and member organizations. By providing you with objective data, technical resources and the right connections, we can help your fleet find reliable alternative fuel vehicles that will stabilize or lower your fuel cost.

The mission of Louisiana Clean Fuels, Inc. is to advance the nation’s environmental, economic and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options. 

As a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, LCF strives to achieve its goals by employing a variety of strategies which include: promoting and implementing the use of alternative fuel vehicles, fuel blends, increased fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction technologies.