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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bard College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dan Smith
Energy Efficiency 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:

The air quality policy (Policy No. F-B&G-002: Ozone Action Plan) is designed to combat low level ozone in the hudson valley. The policy includes directives to not idle cars, strict lawnmower parameters, painting parameters, and thermostat recommendations.


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) 9,529 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 160.33 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 2,593 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 672.59 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.47 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 19.27 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0 Tons

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

For NOx, SOx, CO, PM, Pb, and HAPs, Bard contracts an engineering firm to do a campus-wide assessment of emissions from stationary sources which is then submitted to NYSDEC for air pollution permitting.


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