Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) - UMass Lowell
STARS - pdf
Minimizing atmospheric pollution and protecting outdoor air quality is crucial for protection of ecosystems and human health.
Required if the institution has completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources: Weight of emissions (short tons/tonnes) for: o Nitrogen oxides (NOx) o Sulfur Oxides (SOx) o Carbon monoxide (CO) o Particulate matter (PM) o Ozone (O3 ) o Lead (Pb) o Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) o Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) o Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations (please specify)
Major upgrades to the North Campus Power plant project in 2012 significantly reduced air emissions from the North Campus Power Plant by replacing two 1950s vintage boilers with new, efficient boilers and converting the entire plant to natural gas, see A Greener Warmth
Other initiatives include: replacement of steam traps, upgrades to the South Campus Power Plant, installation of Building Automation Systems.