Columbia has made great strides toward improving the sustainability of University transportation, both on and off campus. Emissions reduction from Columbia’s on-campus fleet vehicles through increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles will directly affect the University’s net zero emissions goal, while a reduction in business travel and commuting through innovations in videoconferencing technology and increased remote work ability will aid the University in reducing indirect Scope 3 emissions.
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Columbia University Facilities and Operations purchased five new second-generation electric Vantage Vehicle mini-trucks for its grounds operations at Morningside campus. The department plans to phase out its existing fleet of first-generation Vantage Vehicles as they reach their end of life.