Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Cliff Hamilton
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" 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?:

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

Ohio University discourages idling at loading docks, but there is no written policy.

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:

The university completes the air emissions inventory using calculation based on site-specific data and published criteria (the quantity of fuel burned, analysis of the fuel (particularly coal), and standard EPA emissions factors).

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 76.05 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 244.64 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 37.07 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 9.27 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.04 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 4.57 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.85 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:

The university will no longer burn coal as of the end of 2015.

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

Emission weights are from an Emissions Report Summary to the Ohio EPA for FY13.

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