Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alex Gales
Central Utilities
"---" 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 has a policy to consider hybrid, or electric vehicles or alternative fuel vehicle in place of gas for every vehicle purchase. They also promote alternative methods of transportation and provide people who carpool a reduce parking fee.

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) 97.22 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 1.34 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 61.12 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) ---
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:

To quantify its emissions, the University tracks fuel consumption (oil, natural gas) and uses publicly available emission factors provided by the US EPA in AP-42: Compilation of Air Emission Factors for estimating its emissions, with the exception of empirical data collected during routine stack testing (once during a 5-year permit term) for Oxides of Nitrogen, and Sulfur Dioxide for Boilers 9 and 10. Emissions from other non-criteria pollutants are tracked through purchasing records and mass balance calculations.”

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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