Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 David Webb
Facility Engineer
Physical Plant
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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?:
Yes

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

Below is a summary of the No-Idling Policy.
Policy Overview
The following policy is to be followed while using all Physical Plant vehicles and equipment:
• Vehicles will be shut off whenever parked idling time is expected to exceed 20 seconds. An exception is diesel engines. Diesel engines shall not park and idle longer than 3 minutes. See Policy Exceptions.
• Vehicles will not be left idling when unattended (unless operationally required to safely perform a job function).
• Engine warm-up periods will not exceed one minute (provided required airbrake pressure and/or other critical settings have been reached).
• When fueling any vehicle/equipment, operator will not top-off the vehicle past the point that the fuel nozzle overflow safety system shuts down the fueling process.
Policy Description
All gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment operated by Elon University Physical Plant employees while being used for official business, regardless of size, shall be idled only as necessary to perform the required duties of a given employee’s position or the essential function(s) of the equipment.
An operator of an off-road piece of equipment must not cause or allow the off-road equipment to idle at any location for longer than this policy allows unless the manufacturer’s recommendation states otherwise. This must be approved in writing by the director/manager of the division.
Policy Adherence
Supervisors will ensure all employees are informed and adhere to this policy and shall address all non-compliance issues.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
No

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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