Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.61
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint Louis University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Brandon Verhoff
Sustainability & Benchmarking
"---" 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:

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:

This inaugural GHG emissions inventory was completed in-house by Facilities Services' Sustainability & Benchmarking department using CarbonMAP, a web-based college campus carbon calculator was used to complete a greenhouse gas inventory.

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 4.43 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 institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

SLU does not have a formal policy in place regarding outdoor air quality (OAQ). However, the University continues to enforce the no idling policy, which is made known to campus users by the installation of 14 "No Idling" signs. The University continues to encourage and provide alternative transportation options to limit the amount of single car rides to and from campus.

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

At this time Saint Louis University has not as an institution adopted a formal policy regarding outdoor air quality. However, in partnership with Clean Air St. Louis, Facilities Services has installed 14 "No Idling" signs on campus as part of an initiative to improve the air quality of the St. Louis area.

Additionally, Saint Louis University provides a number of alternative transportation options for campus users, including free shuttle and van rental services, access to public transportation (such as Metro Bus and Metro Link light rail services), and carpool matching through a partnership with RideFinders, the St. Louis regional rideshare program sponsored by Citizen's for Modern Transit (CMT). For more information, please visit: http://www.slu.edu/facilities-services-home/sustainability/campus-operations/transportation

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