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Federal Green Challenge


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FGC Transportation Goals

Relative to your baseline, reduce the following by 5% or more:

  • Alternative fuel/Efficient Vehicles purchased/leased
  • Fleet vehicle miles
  • Employee work-related privately owned vehicle travel miles
  • Employee work-related airplane miles
  • Employee vehicle commuting miles

Reduce Your Footprint

Alternative Fuel/Efficient Vehicles

Fact: Upgrading a fleet vehicle to one that gets 3 miles more per gallon can prevent 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year.


Fact: If an average worker avoided using their car to commute just two days per week, greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by approximately 1,600 pounds per year, per individual.

  • Reimburse public transportation costs for employees or use Commuter Check
  • Choose a building location close to public transportation
  • Encourage biking by providing bike racks and showers
  • Allow work-at-home or flexible hours to reduce employee commute trips

Employee Travel

  • Evaluate the need for travel - will videoconferencing, teleconferencing, or webinars work instead?
  • Choose meeting/conference venues based on availability of public transportation



Case Studies (Success Stories)

  • Reassessing how work is done reduces air travel
  • Transportation Initiative Incorporates Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles
  • The U.S. Army leased 4,000 Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

More case studies are available at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Page.