Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

American University has a no engine idling policy in place.

The engine of a gasoline or diesel-powered motor vehicle /equipment shall not idle for more than three (3) minutes while the motor vehicle is parked, stopped, or standing, including for operating air conditioning equipment in those vehicles, except as follows:

(A) To operate power takeoff equipment including, dumping, digging, delivery, winches, salt spreaders

(B) To idle the engine for five (5) minutes to operate heating equipment when the ambient air temperature is thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit (32°F) or below

(C) To build up manufacturer recommended air pressure on Vehicles equipped with air brakes

• All shuttle operators must turn bus engine off during their lunch and other breaks
• After performing maintenance vehicle maintenance technician must turn off the engine of the buses and all other vehicles
• All other authorized users of American University vehicles including students group must turn their vehicle engine off after three (3) minutes of Idling

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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