Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.84
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Beyers
Facilities Environmental & Energy Engineer
Facilities Engineering
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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:

Cornell routinely requires (or analyzes in-house) emissions from all sources (stationary equipment, labs, etc.) and maintains strict standards regarding these emissions – exceeding regulatory requirements. Cornell follows state mandated non-idling requirements to reduce emissions from mobile sources. Emissions from sources on campus are limited to meet local, state and federal limits. In addition Cornell has a strong commitment to low emission and no emission vehicles in the fleet and a robust Transportation Demand Management program, all of which reduce mobile emissions.


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

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 31 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 9 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 15.50 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 4.40 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 2.30 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 5 Tons

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

Cornell performed a comprehensive air emission source inventory to prepare the initial Title V air emission permit. Campus partners are queried annually to update that inventory which serves as a baseline for multiple reports.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data taken from Cornell's CY 2017 Title V Annual Emission Statement.

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