Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.39
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Dec. 31, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eric Germain
Environment Health and Safety Officer
Public Safety
"---" 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 on campus?:

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

Eastern complies with the state Anti-Idling laws which prevent vehicles from idling for more than three minutes. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2684&q=570934&deepNav_GID=1619

In the summer of May 2015 Eastern completed a university fleet inventory that accounted for all university owned vehicles and their fuel usage. The inventory specifies which vehicles use the most fuel and are the most inefficient and strives to guide the purchasing of new vehicles that might be more fuel efficient, or utilize alternative energy sources.

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) 7.44 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.02 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 5.91 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 2.26 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.44 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 7.10 Tons

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

Each year Eastern must receive an Air Quality permit and comply with federal and state mandates for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Other standard categories refers to VOCs reported.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information supplied for the stationary emissions sources was taken from CT DEEP Air Permit report submitted by Eric Germain. It covers data from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17.

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