Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Jackie Bucheck
Lab Prog/Air Resources Manager
Central Utilities Plan
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

• The campus has converted several gasoline vehicles to LPG.
• Facilities has replaced 7 gasoline-powered full-sized trucks with 7 electric service vehicles.
• All of FSU’s campus is designated “Smoke Free.”
• As of 2017, FSU has hired a staff member to improve and implement the Refrigerant Management Program aimed at reducing the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have a capacity to warm the atmosphere that is 1,000-13,000 times greater than CO2. Not only has the program significantly reinforced EPA compliance for FSU technicians, but it has additionally required and enforced compliance for third party contractors.


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) 24.17 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.19 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 20.28 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.84 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

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

All stationary sources on campus are regulated by an air permit required by the EPA and managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. FSU also reports GHG emissions from stationary sources to the EPA directly. FSU uses the same methodology as mandated by the regulatory authorities for the university’s GHG permits for the campus GHG calculations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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