Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Douglas Cato
Campus Mechanical Engineer
Facilities Operations
"---" 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:

Vehicle anti-idling policy: A UNCG Facilities Operations policy regarding university vehicle operations was adopted in October 2010. The primary goal of this policy is to encourage fuel savings through minimizing idling, planning trips, and driving conservatively. The policy has not been adopted by all campus units. Reminder placards have been placed in all Facilities Operations vehicles.

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) 18.93 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.63 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 15.44 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

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

Every 6 months the University's Campus Mechanical Engineer prepares and submits an air emissions report to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality. The report includes the fuel consumption and resultant calculated air emissions from the UNCG Steam Plant and a variety of emergency and standby electricity generators across campus.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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