Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.82
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rebecca Collins
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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?:

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

Temple complies with the City of Philadelphia's anti-idling ordinance, which prohibits idling for longer than 3 minutes.

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) 40.41 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1.54 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 33.55 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 2.27 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 56,746.16 Tons

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

The university completes an annual Emission Inventory Production Report for the campuses. The report meets the standards of the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The other category includes Methane, Nitrous, VOC, Ammonia, and CO2.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Updated with CY18 numbers including Main and HSC campuses. However the hospital on the HSC campus is not included.

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