Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Harlan Blauser
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Pembroke
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Harlan Blauser
Director of 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?:

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

Workplace Charging Challenge Partner Plan

On June 23, 2014, UNC Pembroke became a Partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge and was the first university in North Carolina to do so! This effort to make plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations available to students and employees in the workplace supports the campus’ Strategic Sustainability Plan. This program is one of the transportation initiatives designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from commuting.

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:

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

These emissions were calculated during the baseline (FY2013) and FY2014 GHG emissions inventories. A breakdown of the totals for FY2014 are as follows:
-Campus fleet vehicles = 120.7 (MTCO2E)
-Commuting = 6018.6
-Ground organization travel = 289.1

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 6428.40 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 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 ---

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

In the Department of Energy’s (DOE) EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, stakeholders across the nation are working together to enable the U.S. to produce plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are as affordable and convenient as gasoline-powered vehicles by 2022. As part of EV Everywhere, the Workplace Charging Challenge aims to achieve a tenfold increase in the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by 2018. Employers can join as Partners, signaling a commitment to provide PEV charging access for employees. Partners set a minimum goal of providing charging access for a portion of PEV-driving employees and a best practice goal of meeting all PEV-driving employee demand. Employers who participate in the Challenge range from organizations that are just assessing employee need for charging to those who have successfully launched workplace charging programs. No matter where your organization is in the workplace charging implementation process, the Challenge can offer benefits along the way.

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

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