Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.38
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Wellesley College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dorothea Von Herder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilties
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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?:
Yes

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

We have largely implemented the 1998 landscape master plan which gives premise to pedestrian over the automobile. We also enforce an anti-idling policy for vehicles on campus as according to Massachusetts state law. We also have a free bike share and encourage the members of our community to bike or walk whenever possible.


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) 0.06 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 0 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 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 0.51 Tons

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

We monitor air pollutants as part of our GHG emissions inventory which includes stationary sources such as our power plant (CHP) and emergency generators. A significant amount of work has also occurred on our emergency generators to reduce emissions and/or make sure the stack locations and heights limits emissions entering buildings. Other air pollutants are checked periodically in according with Massachusetts DEP guidelines.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The numbers enter above as -0- is due to a lack of information and does not represent zero emissions for theses categories.

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