Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

North Carolina State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeff Hightower
Director of Utility Infrastructure Planning
Facilities-Directors Office
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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?:

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

NC State has several guiding documents, policies and procedures that address outdoor air quality and mobile emissions including: 2010 Climate Action Plan (Campus fleet and Improved commuting strategies in the Transportation Wedge), Sustainability Strategic Plan (Section 5.6 Transportation), Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Standard Operating Procedures (Sections 2.2 and 2.6).

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:

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

US EPA Required Methodology

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 123.61 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 19.27 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 41.26 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 9.21 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 2.28 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 4.75 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

All of NC State University's energy conservation and efficiency efforts have a positive impact on outdoor air pollution. Specific projects include energy performance contracting, building recommissioning and the installation of co-generation (CHP) system at the Cates Utility Plant.

The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:

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