In recent years Truman State University has become more conscious of our impact on air quality and climate. To gain more insight, we have started to calculate our greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, so we can effectively target problem areas and deal with them in the future.
Outdoor Air Quality
Truman State incorporates Missouri DNR procedures to report emissions based on natural gas consumption for space heating. Based on the information we received, we have installed low-NOx burners to use in our central heating plant bodies, which help cut down on pollutants.
Additionally, July 1, 2015 marked the beginning of Truman’s smoking ban. All of campus is now smoke free, which means that students wishing to smoke must do so off-campus. This greatly improves air quality and the health of all students, faculty, and staff.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Truman is reducing emissions from stationary combustion:
- 2013: 11,346 tons of CO2
- 2015: 10,909 tons of CO2
Truman is reducing emissions from purchased electricity:
- 2013: 25,464 tons of CO2
- 2015: 24,017 tons of CO2