Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Duke University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice 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?:
No

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:
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Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:
Yes

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

The original survey was conducted in the late 1990s. Currently, OESO Environmental Programs is contacted by the Duke Project Manager whenever a stationary source is added on campus. OESO will evaluate the source to determine if it needs to be added to our Title V permit as an insignificant or permitted emission source.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 73.60 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.50 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 74.20 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 7.10 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 4.15 Tons
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:

Duke recently converted from coal burning boilers to natural gas boilers at the steam plant which significantly reduced the amount of air emissions. Duke has also reduced the number of testing and maintenance emergency generators run hours for each month.


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