Presentation on theme: "Bookmobile Sustainability!. » Michael Swendrowski ˃Founder/president Specialty Vehicle Services, LLC. +Consulting +Design +Management +Inspection +Consignment."— Presentation transcript:
» Michael Swendrowski ˃Founder/president Specialty Vehicle Services, LLC. +Consulting +Design +Management +Inspection +Consignment ˃Chairman, ALA Subcommittee on Bookmobiles +National Bookmobile Day +Annual Bookmobile Sunday and Parade of Bookmobiles ˃Co-author, On the Road with Outreach (Libraries Unlimited, 2009)
˃History of Green ˃Free Green ˃Green Vehicles ˃Green Technologies ˃Future of Green ˃Green Responsibilities
The Green movement today is defined as: advocating the sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through changes in public policy and individual behavior Not-So-New Movement Origins early 1900s Deeper movement in 1970s Traction in early 2000s Our Responsibility 1895 Edison Electric Car
Oil reserves are becoming increasingly difficult to find and extract
Seven ways to make your current service more sustainable!
Save fuel by planning route to minimize travel.
Make stops part of your planned routes whenever possible!
Extra weight means extra fuel!
Clean air filter Maintain tire pressure
33% Improvement in Fuel Economy! Avoid jackrabbit Starts Reduce Highway Speed Maintain Highway Speed Plan Decelerations in Advance Keep Idling to a Minimum!
Defined procedures for collection and management
Mobile libraries save many journeys by readers who would otherwise be driving to a branch to choose their books!
98% improvement from 1990! Some are also capable of burning B20 biodiesel without modification.
Clean Alternative Fuel Limited refueling infrastructure
Post OEM system on Ford E450 cutaway and stripped chassis trucks 40% improvement in fuel economy 30% reduction in maintenance costs
65% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions 58% reduction in carbon monoxide 41% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions Up to 60% improvement in fuel economy
Quiet electric power take-off Regenerative braking captures 70% of kinetic energy
65% fuel economy improvement 39% reduction in greenhouse gases
MT-45 and MT-55 HEV chassis available EPA Certified in all 50 States
Payload: 4,000lbs (11,500lb GVWR) Dimensions: 21L x 10.5H x 8W Range: 120 miles Top speed: 65mph Greater than 50MPG equivalent
Payload: 4,000lbs (12,100lb GVWR) Range: 100 miles Max speed: 50MPH
Body by Morgan Olson Range: 100 miles Powered by Tesla Motors lithium-ion batteries GVWR of 14,000 to 19,500lbs
Payload: 7,392-16,060lbs (GVWR 16,500-26,500lbs) Range: 100+ miles Max speed: 50MPH
CARB Phase 2, in effect as of January 1, 2010 Bamboo plywoods Cork and bamboo flooring Marmoleum
Up to 150 watts per panel Can be retrofitted to existing vehicle Work well with hybrid power systems
Reduces Weight Load! Modular Recyclable!
1/10 the power draw of conventional lighting! Long lasting and low maintenance. Available in day light spectrum. T8 fluorescent replacements available (60% less consumption).
Include (or add) skylights and windows to reduce your reliance on artificial lighting!
Onan HQD Systems
8 hours of silent operation!
No fuel consumption! No noise! No generator headaches!
50% more Efficient! AC Powered BTUs: 9,200 Watts: 1,080 BTUs per watt: 8.5 DC Powered BTUs: 9,200 Watts: 720 BTUs per watt: 12.8
» Batteries ˃Lithium Ion (Li-ion) +Technology now 2 decades old and mature +Becoming available for aftermarket conversions +Very expensive – limited supply ˃Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) +Current in High Efficiency Vehicles (hybrids) ˃Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) +On horizon +30% more power +30% less weight +20% less cost +Recycle better ˃Immediate future is actually in lower consumption
» Fuel Cells ˃Principle discovered in 1838 ˃Continuing Refinement ˃More Viable with Improvements Mercedes-Benz fuel cell bus in London
» Solar ˃New nanoparticles can increase efficiency 12% ˃Flexible panels can increase effective surface areas ˃Thin Film technologies (vs silicon) lower cost and improve aesthetics
» Composite Materials ˃Lighter weight ˃Environmentally sensitive Proterra (CO) plug-in hydrogen fuel cell hybrid transit bus Hyundai Heavy Industries
What it all means!
The best source of new energy is efficiency! You are a role model within your community! Cooperation is imperative! 1901 Lohner-Porche Mixte Hybrid