Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
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?:
Yes

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

UWM utilizes a number of programs to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources, including: a student bus pass which is included in tuition as part of student segregated fees; discounted rates for Milwaukee's Bublr bikeshare; a shuttle service for students between various campus locales; BOSS, a free van transportation service around the campus neighborhood; Enterprise Car sharing; and Zimride,


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

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

UW-Milwaukee uses the Clean Air-Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator to complete our campus-wide air emissions inventory. Emissions are also reported quarterly and yearly from our Main Campus heat plant to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Air Management Program.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 27.90 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) 18.05 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) 0.03 Tons
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
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:

UW-Milwaukee's extensive Performance Contracting (over 4 million sf of campus space) has had the biggest impact on air pollutant emissions from stationary sources in the last three years. UW-Milwaukee reduced its energy per gsf over 27% between 2008 and 2015, and even though additional square footage was added to the campus, the total energy produced by our heat plant also decreased 12%.


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

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Air Management Program information on our Main Campus heat plant is searchable at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/airemissions/historical.html.

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