Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Stephen Durfee
Energy Manager
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Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources?:

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

We don't have a policy or guideline per se (such as an idling limit). It isn't exactly policy, but we have gradually moved parking to the perimeter of campus to try discouraging students from driving to class. Also, we installed two electric vehicle charging stations in 2013 with more planned.

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

All emissions are based on fuel consumption multiplied by an EPA/DEP approved emissions factor. Emissions factors for large sources are generally determined by periodic emissions testing.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 25.11 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.58 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 2.22 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.82 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0.03 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 33,720.82 Tons

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Efforts to optimize central plant operations reduced emissions 3-4% from 2012 to 2013.

The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:

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