Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 1.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
"---" 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 on campus?:

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

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) 18.71 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.11 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 15.72 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.42 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0.35 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:

RIT has performed a comprehensive estimation of air pollutant emissions by sources across campus. We used both activity data and emission factors to determine these pollutant emission estimates. We have compiled these data to determine total pollutant emissions for each regulated parameter of concern.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

In 2012, RIT removed three large printing presses from service which reduced campus-wide emissions of volatile organic compounds by over 1 ton and HAPs by approximately 10 lbs. per year.

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