Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Kankakee Community College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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

We encourage students, faculty and staff to use public transportation (and offer discounted public transportation tickets and have arranged convenient pick-up and drop-off times with the transit authority), we encourage fuel efficiency (by offering convenient parking for electric, hybrid, and fuel efficient vehicles), and we utilize some electric vehicles in our facilities department.


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:

KCC uses the "Control Approach," the data included are for emissions from any operation over which KCC has practical control (owned or leased) and the Clean Air, Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator.


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 ---

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Our main source of stationary emissions is from our boilers which are 25 years old. In the next phase of our Master Plan we intend to either replace the boilers with a more efficient system or replace them with a campus-wide geothermal system. We are currently reviewing our options.


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