Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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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 on campus?:

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

UWM utilizes several programs to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from on-site mobile sources, including: discounted rates for Milwaukee's Bublr bikeshare (with stations located at campus residence halls for rides between halls). In addition, Campus police are supplied with bicycles and trained in how to use them to replace cruisers in the warmer months and a comprehensive Smoke-and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy was approved in October 2018 to improve air quality and wellness on campus. Lastly, UWM has designated "No Idling Zones" established on campus to support a cleaner environment for UWM's students, faculty, staff, and neighbors.

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) 30.97 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 19.96 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0.03 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 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:

UW-Milwaukee uses UNH's SIMAP tool 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 (reported above).

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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.
Additional information about UWM's Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy is found at: https://uwm.edu/smokefree/policy/

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