Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

College of the Atlantic
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrea Russell
Sustainability Coordinator and Community Energy Center Program 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 on campus?:

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

COA is committed to maintaining high outdoor air quality, and integrated a “No Idling Policy” into campus-wide parking policy. The policy explicitly states, “Vehicles, whether for delivery or otherwise, parked on the COA campus are not allowed to idle for more than five minutes.” No-Idling signage is posted around campus, reminding students, staff, faculty, and visitors to respect the policy.

As part of the College’s mission to provide clean air and to respect the health and wellbeing of the public, COA also has a non-smoking policy: “COA is committed to providing a smoke-free work environment. Smoking is therefore prohibited in and within a 25 foot zone around all college buildings, except for specific designated smoking areas. Smoking is also prohibited in all college owned vehicles.” The College specifies several smoke-free areas which might fall outside a 25 foot zone, but are considered inappropriate for smoking, and directs smokers instead toward several designated smoking areas.

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

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 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:

Based on EPA emissions rules, we have no stationary sources of significant air emissions on campus. We have a comprehensive list of all of our boilers, furnaces and generators, the largest of which is an H.B. Smith 19 Series 9, 1992, 863,000 BTU/hr oil boiler. The majority of boilers are of residential scale.

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