Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
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?:

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

The City of Madison maintains an anti-idling ordinance (https://library.municode.com/wi/madison/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COORMAWIVOIICH11--19_CH12VECO_GERESTPA_12.1291MOVEID) but it does not have to apply to UW-Madison campus and is not consistently enforced on campus.

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) 102.96 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 29.84 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 12.72 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.13 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 27.77 Tons

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

The data reported above is from the most recent inventory of emissions from campus stationary sources. The inventory was completed for 2017 as a result of three campus air emission permits executed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR):
- UW Safety Management (FID# 113103430)
- UW Walnut St. Plant (FID# 113134230)
- UW Charter St. Plant (FID# 113008390)

(Historical data is available at the link provided in the "Optional" section below and each facility can be identified by FID#)

All data reported above are in Short Tons. Only the Charter St. Plant produced reportable emissions in 2017. The "other" data reported includes 10.87 tons of PM10, 9.04 tons of Reactive Organic Gases (ROG), 4.25 tons of Ammonia, and 3.61 tons of Nitrousoxide.

Emissions data was collected utilizing the Wisconsin DNR Air Reporting System. Details on the calculation methodology can be found here: https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/am/AM498.pdf

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