Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Richard Ney
Associate Director of Utilities Distribution
Facilities Management
"---" 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:
The University of Iowa has policies that prevent idling of vehicles near building air intakes. This has benefit for both indoor and outdoor air quality. Additionally, the University provides CAMBUS, a public system of buses that run on fixed routes, which provide students, staff, and community members an indirect means by which to reduce emissions.

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) 268.42 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 216.72 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 156.30 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 46.75 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.01 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 60.43 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 24.14 Tons

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
Emissions calculated utilizing recorded throughput for stationary equipment multiplied by emission factors as required by Title V Permit (due to PAL), site-specific factors if available, or AP42 emission factors. University is to utilize certified technicians for equipment containing ozone-depleting substances; therefore, no venting of ozone depleting substances is expected to occur any given year.

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