Washington Gas Light Company, a gas supplier and subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., has been awarded the highest level of achievement in the CLEANFleet Certification (CFC) program, a national program developed by the Coalition for Green Fleet Management to certify private and public fleet operations as energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Washington Gas received a Tier 5 certification, the highest level of recognition, for its commitment to reducing carbon emissions through the introduction of natural gas vehicles to its fleet.
The CFC program is the industry-recognized method to measure and reward high standards in clean fleet management.
“It’s not an easy task to accomplish,” said James Schwab from Fleet Counselor Services, the company conducting the certification. “Out of the 30 companies currently in the certification program, Washington Gas is the only one to have received the top level achievement. We were very impressed with their overall performance.”
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Adrian P. Chapman, President and Chief Operating Officer for WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. “We are proud of the advancements we have made in recent years to increase the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in our fleet. We remain steadfast in our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint across all of our operations, including our fleet.”
Washington Gas is targeting a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet and facilities by 2020. This objective includes doubling its fleet of clean-burning natural gas vehicles to over 200. Natural gas vehicles, on average, have a 25% smaller carbon footprint than similar gasoline powered vehicles.
The award is administered and managed by the California-based Coalition for Green Fleet Management.
(This article compiled using information from a WGL Holdings, Inc. press release)