UEM operates four natural gas boilers at CUP and Central Heating under the EPA Title V Emissions Permit. The current Continuous Emissions Monitoring System which verifies compliance by measuring NOx emissions rate is at the end of its useful life (+15 years). Equipment is no longer supported, and parts are difficult to find. The University has received a notice of violation for non-compliance due to inconsistent reporting required by permit.
UEM partnered with ERG to develop a comprehensive approach for a campus-wide Predictive Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS). The new system will minimize downtime and risk of non-compliance, maximize uptime of the CUP boilers, and address stakeholder concerns.