Greater Indiana Clean Cities Launch Green Partner Program
The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition has opened the newly developed Certified Green Partner Program for Coalition member partners to apply for certification status. The Coalition has presented the first three member inductees into the program.
The program will be open to targeted Coalition members that can provide fleet or fuel sales data for analysis of the pollutants emitted prior to the deployment of their fuel or technology. The applicants will be ranked on a one to five-star rating, based on a detailed analysis of their projects emission reduction benefits. Certified partners can promote their fleets greening efforts, as well as include in corporate sustainability portfolio information.
Eligible Vehicle Types: All on-road vehicles to include buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, light-duty commercial and passenger vehicles are eligible for this program.
Eligible Fuel Infrastructure Operators: All owners and operators of fueling infrastructure offering on-road alternative fuels public fueling.
Emissions Targeted for Reduction and Evaluation: The program will measure reductions in four specific emissions: Fine Particulate Matter – 2.5 Microns (PM2.5); Nitrogen Oxides (NOx); Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs); Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
“Fifty-four counties in Indiana are designated as maintenance counties by U.S. EPA for their emission levels,” said Greater Indiana’s Executive Director, Kellie Walsh. “This status means that they are close to exceeding the emission levels allowed by the U.S. EPA. When exceeded, a county’s ability to draw new industrial and commercial businesses into their area can be restricted.”
The program aims to move all counties in their region into compliance by educating fleet operators and the companies that operate alternative fueling infrastructure on the economic and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies in their counties, and assisting them in the implementation process.
One of the Greater Indiana Green Partners being honored is ampCNG/Fair Oaks Dairy for their 5 Star Class 8 Feet of 42 CNG trucks.