Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bryan Birosak
Director of Utility Services
Facilities Management
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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 are under Federal regulations to acquire 75% of our fleet accusations alternatively fueled. We have a vehicle monitoring program in place. This device allows us to monitor how the fleet is been operated and how we might gain fuel efficiencies, and in turn, mitigate the damage of air pollution from our mobile sources.


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:

As per our title V permit we are required to keep a database or spreadsheet with an inventory of all the emissions CU cogen plant produces.
We test, calculate and monitor the following pollutants; CO, NOx, PM10, SO2, CO2, VOC. We also report to the state’s Air Pollution Control Division in Denver, a regulatory state agency.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 92.41 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.32 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 26.84 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 2.60 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 1.77 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:

N/A


The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
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In the 'Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations' section, VOC was reported.

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