The NC Department of Administration is committed to environmentally sustainable practices. These efforts include:
- Purchasing zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs)
- Reducing energy consumption
- Maintaining existing government building green roofs
- Replacing lighting with efficient LED lights
- Adding touchless fixtures to bathrooms
- & more
In October 2018, Governor Roy Cooper released Executive Order No. 80 addressing North Carolina's commitment to climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. Per EO 80, the state of North Carolina is striving to accomplish these goals by 2025:
1, Reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2005 levels.
2. Increase the number of registered zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) to at least 80,000.
3. Reduce energy consumption per square foot in state-owned buildings by at least 40% from fiscal year 2002-03 levels.
These goals will be achieved through collaborative efforts among cabinet agencies on the Climate Change Interagency Council, established by EO No. 80.
NCDOA has two main directives as part of the Climate Change Interagency Council.
Directive 1: Develop a NC Motor Fleet Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Plan that:
- Identify feasible trips for a ZEV
- Recommend infrastructure necessary to support ZEV use
- Develop procurement options and strategies to increase the purchase and use of ZEVs
- Account for each agency ZEVs and miles driven by vehicle type for the Council to submit to the governor annually.
Directive 2: Improve energy consumption by creating and implementing strategies to support the state building efficiency goal in EO No. 80 which includes:
- Designate an energy point of contact (by Jan. 15, 2019).
- Develop a utility management plan (by March 1, 2019).
- Report annually on utility consumption (by Sept. 1, 2019).
Highlights for 2022
- The fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 MFM replacement list identified 144 vehicles eligible for ZEV replacement in the next fiscal year and 504 vehicles eligible for hybrid replacement in the next fiscal year.
- MFM has proactively ordered the largest ZEV order in fleet history for 75 Chevy Bolts. This order has not yet been delivered.
- Motor Fleet retooled the state vehicle procurement contract to secure more cost-effective ZEV and hybrid options. As a result of the new contract, the state fleet will standardize around hybrid sedans where ZEV sedans are not feasible.
- Hybrid vehicles make up over 67% of MFM total vehicle purchases in FY 2022-23 as of October 2022.
- As of spring 2022, new funding has been approved for DOA to deploy chargers in Deck 75. Funds will provide infrastructure for 73 EV charging stations in Parking Deck 75 and assist with upgrading electrical infrastructure.
- Increased collaboration and coordination among DOA, the Governor’s Office, and cabinet agencies has resulted in a renewed commitment to transition the state’s motor fleet to ZEVs where feasible. Several cabinet agencies have adopted a dedicated environmental policy role within their agencies.
- DOA acquired seven new Ford E-Transit cargo vans and six charging stations to transport mail between state government agencies through Mail Service Center.