Capital Metro is committed to being the most sustainable transportation option available to Central Texans. Between 2012 and 2016, Capital Metro reduced energy use by 13.4%, the equivalent of more than 250,000 kilowatt hours per year. Specific activities such as converting outdoor lighting to LED and upgrading building air conditioning to more efficient systems, contributes to cost and energy savings. Cap Metro partnered with the State Energy Conservation office to audit and analyze all facilities and identify even more ways to reduce the agency’s energy load.
The agency reduced its water consumption by more than 800,000 gallons per year, a reduction of 13.6%. Installation of more efficient bus wash systems and landscaping with native and adapted plants help to save water. Moreover, more than nine percent of the agency’s total waste is recycled.
Capital Metro also launched an electric vehicle program, purchased electric fleet vehicles, and installed charging stations for its fleet vehicles for employee use. They have ordered two electric buses in anticipation of a large scale electric bus deployment within the next few years. They are currently building a smart electric bus yard with charging and storage for up to 200 buses.
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