Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.41
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Denison University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

The college has a no idling policy for all of campus.

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:

Denison maintains an inventory of all of its stationary sources of air emissions which include boilers and generators. Denison hired a company to do an analysis of each source including emissions per hour of use.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 6.16 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.04 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 5.07 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.46 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.11 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 institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Denison eliminated the use of coal at its central heating plant in 2014. Prior to this, coal was the primary fuel source used to heat the campus. Denison now operates two natural gas boilers at the central heating plant which has significantly reduced emissions.

Denison also developed processes to shut down buildings over the winter break and other breaks to eliminate unnecessary use energy in unoccupied spaces.

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

Inventory of stationary sources of combustion is available upon request - we do not put this information on the public website.

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