Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.17
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Timothy Thum
Senior Engineer
Facilities Mgmt.
"---" 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?:
No

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

In compliance with DNR regulations, UWRF works with the Heating Plant Division of DOA and regularly monitors its air emissions.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 9.80 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 8.30 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 8.10 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 6.40 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
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:

The campus continues to work on energy conservation measures, especially thermal conservation measures. Despite adding nearly 500,000 square feet to the campus in the past 15 years, the campus uses less thermal (and electrical) than it did then. Efforts have been on a wide variety of fronts from aggressive window replacement projects, extensive work on the steam distribution system, education and awareness activities with building users (especially the Res Halls), to insulation projects (attics, pipes, etc.).


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

Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations is from Refrigerants and Chemical Compounds of HFC-134A, HFC-404A, HCFC-22 from the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory.

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