Green Fleets Magazine recently announced their first-ever Sustainability All-Star award recipients, and UC San Diego fleet manager Jim Ruby was among those reconized. An active member of the San Diego Regional Clean Fuels Coalition board, Jim strives to operate the university’s 800+ vehicle fleet in the most environmental friendly way possible, and has been a great resource for other fleets in the region looking to do the same. Congratulations Jim!
Ruby brings 30 years of industry experience to direct the operation and maintenance of over 800 campus vehicles. Under his guidance, UCSD has procured more than 50 hybrid-electric cars and has converted more than 40% of the campus fleet to Zero Emissions Vehicles. He led the conversion of the University’s diesel fleet to use ultra-low sulfur B-20 biodiesel. He developed and implemented the plans for UCSD’s Alternative Fuels Station.
During his tenure as fleet manager, UCSD obtained the UC/CSU Best Practices award for its Electric Vehicle program and has been recognized by California EPA as a “Model Pollution Prevention Vehicle Service and Repair Facility.” UCSD has received the San Diego Excellence in Energy Efficiency award for “Sustainable Transportation Program.”
Ruby serves on San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition’s board and served on San Diego Area Government’s (SANDAG) Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Study Team. His campus recognition includes UCSD’s “Earth Week Sustainability Award for Outstanding Staff Contribution” and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability for contributions to UCSD’s sustainability goals. Fleet Services’ facilities have been awarded LEED EB Silver, and the University participates in the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program.