Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jim Lygo
"---" 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:

An Idle Free campaign was implemented across City Centre Campus. Drop-off zones were identified and signage implemented to instruct drivers that idling for "one minute or less is best."

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) 9.03 Metric tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.04 Metric tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 5.42 Metric tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.49 Metric tons
Ozone (O3) 0.00 Metric tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Metric tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.00 Metric tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Metric tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Metric tons

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

Energy consultants were used to gather the data for OP 2: Outdoor Air Quality.

Activity data was collected from the following stationary sources in their native consumption units for the fiscal year between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, unless otherwise stated:
• Natural gas combustion by boilers and furnaces
• Diesel fuel use by backup electricity generators
• Laser printing and copying

In keeping with the industry best practice for quantifying emissions, the following equation was used to estimate emissions from stationary sources at MacEwan University:
Emissions (Tons) = Activity Data (Unit) X Emission Factor (Tons/Unit)

All relevant stationary sources of emissions identified by STARS were investigated at MacEwan University. For the current reporting year, it was determined that the refrigerants used in the chillers on campus did not need to be recharged. As a result, the weight of ozone-depleting compounds is reported as zero

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