|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
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VCU hired our 1st Full-Time Fleet Manager in August, 2013 to focus on minimizing air pollutant emissions from our equipment and vehicles that are utilized for maintenance and transportation. Our Fleet Manager has been working with the Virginia Clean Cities Commission to reduce air pollutant emissions. We have 86 vehicles that are E85 Flex Fuel vehicles, making up 31% of our fleet. We also power (4) of our self-propelled zero turn lawnmowers with propane. www.vacleancities.org.
Mike Risely Energy Manager provided the 2014 DEQ 2014 Emission report for the steam plant operations at VCU.
|Weight of Emissions|
|Nitrogen oxides (NOx)||28.99 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||1.69 Tons|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||38.04 Tons|
|Particulate matter (PM)||3.16 Tons|
|Ozone (O3)||0 Tons|
|Lead (Pb)||0 Tons|
|Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)||0 Tons|
|Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs)||4.93 Tons|
|Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations||0.99 Tons|
VCU conducts continuous emissions monitoring at our main MCV Steam Plant. We complete energy audits to verify steam production is at the optimim level to meet demand. New boilers were installed on the Monroe Park Campus that utilize computer controlled burners that continuosuly adjust fuel and air mixtures to maintain optimum efficiency and reduce fuel usage.
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