Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Gary Cocke
Associate Director for Sustainability and Energy Conservation
Office of Sustainability
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

No Vehicle Idling Guideline Statement
UT Dallas vehicle operators are prohibited from idling their vehicle of operation on university controlled property for more than five (5) minutes at any given time. All personnel whom operate motorized vehicles on-campus should be aware of this guideline.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
Yes

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 20.25 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.75 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 12.02 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.67 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 1.47 Tons

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.

The emission source data is collected from WinSam and Facilities.
Whenever a new emission source is added to the campus, Environmental Affairs team evaluates the source and the need for permit is evaluated based on regulatory standards.
If it qualifies as an emission source we add it to our existing inventory. The Emissions are computed using engineering calculations.

We have Site-Wide Air permit for the main campus and this permit is periodically amended based on new sources additions.
This permit has the potential emission value of each source, not the actual emissions.

We also submit the actual emissions to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an annual basis.


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