Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Illinois State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ben Krull
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of 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:

ISU has adopted some innovative methods for mobile source reductions. The biggest impact the institution has had is the partnership with private residential facilities to house students within easy walking distance to campus. The free public transportation system and improved Bike/Ped paths in the community also facilitate the reduction in vehicle 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) 58 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.14 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 19.28 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.74 Tons
Ozone (O3) 14.70 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 ---

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

Environmental Health and Safety has emissions protocols in place to comply with IEPA requirements. The methodology is derived from the reporting requirements. The largest contributor to outdoor air quality is through the operation of the Heating Plant which has undergone a major mechanical upgrade which resulted in source emissions.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The ISU outdoor air quality report through the IEPA is available upon request by e-mailing sustainability@ilstu.edu.

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