|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||June 13, 2016|
The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality
|0.50 / 1.00||
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
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:
Vehicles may not idle at loading docks. Idling is discouraged elsewhere on campus but is not strictly enforced.
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:
Systematic review of processes and campus knowledge through interviews with Central Plant Management under the direction of the University of Texas at Dallas Facilities Management. Actual emission calculations from Campus TCEQ permits and other campus stationary sources were used to determine campus site-wide emissions.
Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
|Weight of Emissions|
|Nitrogen oxides (NOx)||48 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||2.05 Tons|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||---|
|Particulate matter (PM)||0.85 Tons|
|Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)||---|
|Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs)||---|
|Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations||4.92 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:
Technological upgrades to emissions sources to assist in the minimization of campus emissions is continued under review by Facilities Management and The Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Newer technologies with abatement systems, de-rating of emission sources, and other methods will be reviewed as campus continues to experience growth.
The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
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