Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Richmond
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for 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:

Idling buses and diesel trucks are requested via signage to stop engines. This includes athletic buses at the athletic facility and campus bus stops.

The Climate Action Plan has a no idling policy that is enforced for campus vehicles.

The University of Richmond prohibits smoking, including e-cigarettes, inside classrooms and administrative buildings, residential facilities, dining areas, athletic facilities and university owned vehicles. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of the outside of any building to prevent smoke and e-cigarette vapors from entering through entrances, windows, ventilation systems, or other means.

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) 7.85 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.46 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 9.68 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.53 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

As reported to the state DEQ using AP-42 factors and manufacturers data for stationary equipment.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data from George Souleret for 2017. 2018 data not available until April 2019.

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