Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

WKU Facilities Management has a "no idle" policy for the Facilities fleet, and WKU Parking and Transportation has a "no idle" policy for university shuttles and busses.


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) 6.94 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.17 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 7.78 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.79 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.03 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.98 Tons

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

The university utilizes nationally recognized AP 42 emission factors as well as the KY Division for Air Quality’s Emissions Inventory System database to calculate annual emissions from stationary sources.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Outdoor Air Quality information provided by Laura Tomlin, Environment, Health and Safety Department. Figures from our 2015 Emissions Inventory Report

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.02763 tons (Benzene, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Xylene)
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations - VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) 0.976 tons

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