Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Illinois Chicago
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of 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:

Anti-idling regulations are addressed in the Climate Action Plan Strategy 3.6. Employees in the campus fleet are instructed not to allow vehicles to idle. In addition, Illinois has idling regulations that allow for fining.


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:

UIC is regulated under Title V the Clean Air act and as such reports annually to the Illinois EPA due to its operation of two power plants.
We have completed an inventory of both significant and insignificant air emission sources on campus. The methodology used was record review and a field survey.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 137.19 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1.40 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 120.94 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 56.37 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 3.66 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 23.71 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:

The Utility boilers and engines must meet federal air compliance regulations which require certain reductions in air emissions.

Other standard categories above is VOCs.


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