Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
"---" 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:

UMass Medical School is adherent with the Anti-Idling law in Massachusetts.

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) 24.77 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 3.52 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 1.81 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 6.06 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 1.63 Tons

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

As required by MassDEP, UMass Medical School submits a source registration annually through MassDEP’s electronic submittal system eDEP. Source registration in completed with the assistance from a consultant.

O3, Pb, HAPs, ODC not reported as these are not required for source registration.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Other categories reported in 2018 under source registrations include
NH3: 0.3770 tons/year
VOC: 0.5543 tons/year

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