Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dennis Hart
Power Plant Manager
Facilities Management
"---" 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:
JMU follows Virginia policy not allowing idling over 3 minutes in commercial or residential areas. Reminders are sent to facilities staff. For Virginia's complete policy on idling, see state statues here: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+9VAC5-40-5670

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) 18.40 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.75 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 26 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 7.49 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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
To meet reporting standards set forth by the EPA for the Clean Air Act, an air emissions inventory is completed annually by JMU using AP-42 standards and is based on actual fuel throughput. Sources tracked as part of this inventory include boilers, generators, and kilns. See this link for info on AP-42: https://www.epa.gov/air-emissions-factors-and-quantification/ap-42-compilation-air-emission-factors

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