Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.04
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Tufts University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jason Erbach
Environmental Manager
Environmental Health and 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 on campus?:

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

Tufts is required to submit a MassDEP Rideshare Report which is a plan to reduce commuter drive-alone trips by 25%.

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) 11.83 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.64 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 8.69 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.57 Tons
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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Tufts maintains MassDEP minor source air permits on each campus. These permits require annual compliance reporting called source registration. The source registration report reports fuel usage on each campus and converts fuel usage to emissions factors.

O3, Pb, OCDs and Other compounds are unknown. We are not required to track/report HAPs because we don't use more than 1 Ton of an individual HAP or 25 Tons of all combined HAPs, so total HAPs is also unknown.

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

Air emissions estimates from source registration and restricted emissions status permits.

FY16 information.

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