Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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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:

Facilities staff employ a variety of strategies in order to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources, including: utilizing electric leaf blowers and electric carts, as well as providing electric charging stations for electric vehicles.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:
No

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

While a formal inventory has not been completed, Facilities staff monitors the usage of emergency generators via hours run and fuel source used.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) 1,205.40 Tons
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 institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources include: replacing hot water heaters and boilers with more energy efficient products and upgrading the College's energy management software and field devices to more accurately manage system temperatures.


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