Title V at Main Campus
This campus-wide permit from the CTDEEP specifically names every source of regulated air pollutants and their applicable regulatory requirements.
Nearly all of our air emissions sources are fuel-burning equipment used to provide heat, steam, hot water or electricity to the buildings on campus. The equipment ranges in size from large industrial boilers and gas turbines to residential-type water heaters.
The pollutants covered by our Title V permit are Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Sulfur Oxides (SOX), Particulate Matter (PM) and other Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). The Storrs Campus is a “major source” according to the air regulations for each regulated pollutant except HAPs.
UConn tracks the quantity of pollutants emitted into the air at its Storrs Campus. We record daily operating hours or daily fuel consumption for each unit, depending on the type of equipment. Each month, the recorded information is consolidated and pollutant emissions are calculated to provide a 12-month rolling total (i.e. January – December, February – January, March – February, etc.) estimated summary of actual emissions from the campus.
UConn reports emissions for the previous calendar year to CT DEEP by March 1st each year. An example of the calculated campus-wide total emissions looks like this: