|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality
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Environmental Programs Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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:
Miami has a commitment to use the Lean process improvement method to reduce waste and go green, and several Lean projects have focused on reducing fleet fuel consumption. One of the first Lean projects within Physical Facilities was to pilot anti-idling devices on fleet vehicles. This took place in 2011. The next generation of vehicle monitoring and control is currently being piloted via GPS technology through a Lean project that includes fleet vehicles and riding lawn care equipment. Another project reduced and updated the number of sedans in inventory and helped people pick the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets the transportation need. The number of vehicle trips needed to complete a work order is currently being reduced through a Lean project that instituted a planning and scheduling function. As of FY2018, Miami University is still active in finding ways to reduce our fuel consumption and minimize air pollutant emissions.
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)||21.32 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||0.13 Tons|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||17.03 Tons|
|Particulate matter (PM)||0.49 Tons|
|Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)||6.06 Tons|
|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:
Miami University calculates air emissions using a combination of measured emission rates (i.e. stack emissions obtained during performance tests of Miami's equipment) and emission factors published by the EPA. The following data was submitted to the Ohio EPA for the calendar year 2017.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.