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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 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
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:

George Mason University's (Mason) Environmental, Health, and Safety department manages stationary source permitting, annual emissions reporting, and fuel certification to state and federal regulators in accordance with appropriate emissions limits.


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) 13.43 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.68 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 10.76 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.53 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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Mason compiles data from the points of generation on the campus by recording runtime and fuel usage on a monthly basis. That information is then used with the established emission factors for each device to calculate the totals.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data is for FY 16 for Fairfax Campus only.

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.