Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colgate University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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 on campus?:
Yes

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

We have installed an opacity meter on our wood boiler for continual monitoring. We manage the facility to reduce particulate and other environmental pollutants and report our emissions to the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation on an ongoing basis. We are well below the thresholds mandated by the state.

We have an anti-idling policy for our vehicle fleet and also a no-smoking policy within 25 feet an any building.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
Yes

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 12.40 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.05 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 20.10 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 12.70 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

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

Our wood boiler and fuel oil boilers are tested regularly for carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulates. We report well-below the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and EPA guidelines.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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