No Idling Policy

Transportation - No Idling PolicyIn 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?

  1. Economics: Saving fuel means less money spent.
  2. 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.
  3. Environmental Benefits: Saving fuel means less emissions.
  4. 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.

Click here for the CT Legislation on Idling and here for the CT DEEP Idling Outreach page.