Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Florida
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Farmer
Program Coordinator
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?:
Yes

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

UF's Transportation and Parking Services has issued guidelines designed to minimize outdoor air pollution from university-owned and/or operated vehicles by minimizing fuel consumption.

UF has also issued purchasing directives favoring electric vehicles (EV) that thereby minimize emissions.
https://procurement.ufl.edu/contracts/departmental-vehicles/


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
Yes

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0.20 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.05 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) 0.68 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 Tons
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:

UF completed its fiscal year 2018 (FY-18) greenhouse gas inventory. Included in that inventory are stationary sources of significant air emissions, which at UF are the natural gas boilers used to produce supplemental steam and hot water.

The emissions factors for criteria pollutants from the US EPA (Table 1.4-2 http://www.epa.gov/ttnchie1/ap42/ch01/final/c01s04.pdf) were used to calculate the weight of emissions in metric tons from UF's FY-18 natural gas consumption.


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