Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison William Clancey
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Durham College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tanya Roberts
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

Durham College's Sustainability Office promotes alternative forms of transportation to and from the campus as part of our partnership with Smart Commute/Metrolinx. We do this through signage, incentives, campaigns and providing bicycle racks and indoor lockers as well as showers to students and staff. The college also provides bus passes to all full time students to decrease single passenger driving and also promotes carpooling by designating carpooling spots and advertising Blancride, a locally developed car pooling app.

Idling is also discouraged on campus through signage.

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:

Baseline energy report was created, which included total facility and vehicle fleet energy consumption data for 2015.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 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:

Durham College has partnered with Smart Commute/Metrolinx in order to create solutions to combat emissions from air pollutants caused by mobile sources. This has included the installment of EV charging stations, bike racks, dedicated car pooling lots as well as incentives for using alternative modes of transportation - eg. bike to work days, transit passes for FT students, incentives for carpooling, etc.

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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