Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ginny Routhe
Director
Sustainability Integration Office
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

The Transportation section of the Pomona College Sustainability Action Plan sets forth the following Objectives for 2020:
-Reduction of campus fleet gas use by 15%
-Reduction of SOV commuting by 10%
-Conversion of 50% of fleet to AFVs
The following purchasing standards are laid out in the Sustainability Action Plan Transportation section:
-Large auto and vehicles with special needs purchases must have a Global Warming Score of at least 5
-Small auto purchases must have a Global Warming Score of at least 7


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:

Pomona College reports greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources on campus, calculated from natural gas boilers and hot water heaters (natural gas bills), distillate oil, propane use, campus fleet mileage reports, diesel generators, Grounds equipment fuel usage, animal husbandry (chickens), refrigerants, and chemicals such as fertilizers.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0.01 Tons
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 institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The Energy section of the Pomona College Sustainability Action Plan highlights Objectives for 2020, including reducing on-campus energy use, which includes natural gas use, by 15%.


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

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