Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.22
Liaison Emily Deeker
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Matan Gill
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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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?:
No

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

UNL Environmental Health and Safety uses fuel certifications from manufactures and metered natural gas quantities to calculate emissions from its stationary sources.
Stack tests are occasionally conducted to verify accuracy this calculations.
Emission monitoring and measurements are conducted in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 43.97 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.52 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 27.69 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 2.52 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:

UNL had adapted low sulfur fuels and continues to strive for increased efficiency at both the City and East Campus Central Plants.


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

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