Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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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?:

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

Two things: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) filing of Title 5 and; SJU's partnership with 511NY Rideshare. 511NY Rideshare is a NYS Department of Transportation-sponsored program that aims to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the roads. St. John’s dedicated Rideshare web portal, makes it easy to register and find others SJU employs with which to share a ride / car pool.

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:

1. NYS DEC requires filing of all stationary equipment be filed under a Title 5 permit for air emissions. For this filing, SJU employees the services of Terranext Lcc for environmental consulting and filing of the required NYSDEC under Title 5.
2. Dedicated web portal for faculty and staff to register for Rideshare.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 11.81 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.08 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 9.15 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.93 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.58 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 0 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:

Limit the rate of boiler fire to meet the new Title 5 thresehold.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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