Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Sawyer
Heating Plant Supervisor
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:

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

UMD has an anti-idling policy for vehicles on campus, adopted in December 2013.

This policy is linked from the UMD Policy Library under Operational Standards at

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 15.11 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.19 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 12.94 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.25 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.08 Tons

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

UMD boilers are continuously monitored by licensed operators. Boiler operating data is recording on daily operating logs. Data from the operating logs is used to calculate yearly emissions using appropriate emission factors. Each boiler has a computerized control system with oxygen trim capabilities to reduce potential emissions.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

From most recent summary created by UMN on air quality permitting that gets sent to MPCA. 2015-2016

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