Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:

Dickinson follows and enforces The Pennsylvania Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Act of 2009 for its fleet vehicles and for vehicles making deliveries/conducting business on the college campus.

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) 1.22 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.02 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0.36 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.29 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.00 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.21 Tons

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

Emissions of air pollutants from Dickinson's central energy plant are estimated using national average emission factors from the USEPA’s Technology Transfer Network Clearinghouse for Inventories & Emissions Factors (https://cfpub.epa.gov/webfire/index.cfm?action=fire.detailedsearch).

Data reported for hazardous air pollutants is mercury and for other emissions is volatile organic compounds.

The inventory and methodology are posted online: http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20052/sustainability/3599/air_pollution_emissions_inventory

In spring 2018 we will complete an inventory of GHGs and Nitrogen using the new SIMAP tool. SIMAP will provide estimates of NOx and N2O from all scope 1 & 2 sources and for some scope 3 sources. We will add this information to our published air emissions webpage.

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