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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 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

We have an anti-idling policy for our vehicle fleet.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:
Yes

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

Our wood boiler and fuel oil boilers are tested regularly for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulates. We have always met NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and EPA guidelines.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 30 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 42 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 59 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 50 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 ---

A brief description of the institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

We are switching from fuel oil to natural gas as our back up to wood in 2014. This will further improve air quality in our local area.


The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
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Weights of emissions are totals for the year 2013.

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.