Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Unity College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Steve Kahl
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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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:

We have installed 'no-idling' signage on campus to encourage reductions in air pollution, especially adjacent to office buildings and student residences. We have also implemented a phase-in of B-20 (20% biodiesel) to replace 100% heating oil which will decrease carbon emissions, decrease costs of fuel, and improve our door air quality because B-20 burns cleaner that regular heating oil.


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:

Unity does not have any significant emissions beyond routine oil and pellet heat.


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

Unity has proactively moved to reduce its GHG emissions by building the a net zero energy President's residence in 2008, a passive solar student residence hall in 2012, and a net zero carbon student residence hall in 2014. In addition, we have solar PV arrays totaling just over 100 KW to reduce emissions. We are operating under a five year strategic plan to become net zero carbon by 2020.


The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
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Unity College has installed 'no-idling' signage on campus to encourage reductions in air pollution, especially adjacent to office buildings and student residences. We have also implemented a phase-in of B-20 (20% biodiesel) to replace 100% heating oil which will decrease carbon emissions, decrease costs of fuel, and improve outdoor air quality because B-20 burns cleaner that regular heating oil.

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