|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||April 14, 2015|
Raritan Valley Community College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality
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Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources?:
A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:
The college has a no smoking policy campus-wide. (It is only allowed in parking lots.) The college follows no-idling policies. It has posted a no idling sign in its receiving area and communicated its no idling policy on its transportation web page. The college has also converted 25% of its grassy areas to no-mow areas, which reduces mowing activity.
Following the National Clean Diesel Campaign & Clean Construction USA, construction vehicles use ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and the onroad vehicles have diesel particulate filters (DPFs).
Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:
A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
The college used the Clean Air Cool Planet CarbonMAP calculator to calculate Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions. The College also conducts regular testing of the output of the cogeneration plant stack.
Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
|Weight of Emissions|
|Nitrogen oxides (NOx)||0.10 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||---|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||1.05 Tons|
|Particulate matter (PM)||---|
|Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)||---|
|Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs)||---|
|Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations||0.00 Tons|
A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:
In spring 2014, RVCC had significant maintenance work done to improve the efficiency and reduce emissions of the cogeneration engine.
The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
"Other" is ammonia (NH3)
Amounts are based on cogeneration engine runtime of 1112 hours in 2014 and the Arcadis compliance stack test report from November 2013.
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