Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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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?:
No

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

The University’s carbon footprint is determined annually by the Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) team of the Green Campus Enterprise. Students in the enterprise, begun in 2008, use a CA-CP carbon calculator to develop the inventory, following the reporting guidelines of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The students refine their data-collection methods every year. The carbon inventory includes electricity and fuel used by our buildings, and the motor fleet, air travel, rental car travel, personal travel, refrigerants, and chemicals.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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