Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mark Ferguson
Campus Energy Manager
Purchased Utilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

CC facility guidelines state to only run on fuel oil in emergency situations or training sessions. This minimizes air pollutants produced from fuel oil. Otherwise, maintenance vehicles are all electronically fueled (e.g. electric powered golf carts).

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) 0.05 Tonnes
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tonnes
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0.08 Tonnes
Particulate matter (PM) 0.01 Tonnes
Ozone (O3) 0 Tonnes
Lead (Pb) 0 Tonnes
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tonnes
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tonnes
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.00 Tonnes

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

Calculations used to determine the heating plant’s air emissions are based upon State of Colorado adopted emission factors noted in the permit to operate conditions required by the State.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

These numbers represent emissions from the central heating plant and do not include emissions from managed properties. The managed properties are largely heated through natural gas and electricity. These emissions are not significant nor feasible to measure at this time.

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