Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.82
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" 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?:

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

Vehicle Anti-Idling Guideline: The anti-idling guideline aims to support Dalhousie's goal to reduce resource consumption and emissions release through the reduction of unnecessary idling. Vehicle emissions produce pollutants that contribute to climate change, smog and acid rain affecting the health of people, infrastructure, and the ecology.

Vehicle sharing and green fleet guidelines: Initiatives outlined in this guidelines help to support the key goals of the TDM plan.

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plan: The university has a TDM plan with key goals of reducing the need for parking spaces, reducing auto-related emissions and improving air quality.

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:

This emission data was generated in the process of filling the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). NPRI requirements and methodology was employed in completing the inventory.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 24.31 Metric tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 3.70 Metric tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 20.05 Metric tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.52 Metric tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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

Various climate change geared to minimize air emissions have been completed in the past three years and some are currently underway. Examples include: natural gas conversion of the steam system at Halifax campuses, campus lighting upgrades project, See more projects here:

The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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