|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||July 17, 2015|
University of Kansas
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality
|1.00 / 1.00||
Environment, Health & Safety
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:
KU Facilities Services has a policy against idling.
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:
The Department of Environment, Health & Safety completes an annual emissions inventory on stationary sources based on fuel use for our central steam plant, individual building boilers, and emergency generators. Data is reported in metric tons, and includes carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrogen oxides. Data included here represent calendar year 2014, while most other numbers in this report represent the fiscal year (July 2013-June 2014).
Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
|Weight of Emissions|
|Nitrogen oxides (NOx)||0.06 Tons|
|Sulfur oxides (SOx)||---|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||0 Tons|
|Particulate matter (PM)||---|
|Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)||---|
|Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs)||---|
|Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations||0.60 Tons|
A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:
The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.