Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Aquinas College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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

Aquinas College is an "idle-free" campus, meaning no vehicle is permitted to idle longer than 5 minutes while on college property. An unattended idling vehicle poses not only a safety threat, but also a security risk. By limiting the amount of time vehicles are permitted to idle to 5 minutes, the policy helps to preserve the natural beauty of campus while simultaneously supporting AQ's pledge to the Climate Leadership Network. Certain exceptions have been written into the policy to accommodate buses and diesel engines in extreme temperatures.


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

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
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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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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