Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
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 on campus?:

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

The University of Minnesota, Morris encourages the use of lower impact transportation alternatives that increase fuel efficiency, provide more sustainable fuel options and help reduce the miles traveled on-campus, to campus and as part of the University of Minnesota enterprise. The University also strives to reduce emissions to the environment.

UMM anti-idling guidelines:

Unnecessary idling of Morris department vehicles is not permitted and may only be idled under certain circumstances. Idling is allowable only if there is a business justification (e.g., running a liftgate). A general rule is that if the vehicle will be stopped for longer than a wait at a stop light the vehicle should be shut off. Under normal weather conditions no vehicle shall idle for more than two minutes.

For non-diesel fueled vehicles if the temperature is below positive twenty degrees Fahrenheit a warm up of three minutes will be allowed if the vehicle has been shut off for more than four hours. All vehicle manufacturers agree that vehicles do not need a warm up period before starting a trip.
For diesel-fueled vehicles an appropriate warm-up period is allowed. However, once the engine is properly warmed up it can be shut-off for stops.

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) 5.41 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.15 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 4.47 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.41 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.00 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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

We submit data to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency each year with this data. This is data from our 2017 submission.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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