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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 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mark Menefee
Assistant Director
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?:
Yes

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

IU's Transportation Demand Management plan details goals and recommendations for increasing sustainable transportation options on campus.

http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain/topics/transportation/docs/tdm-final.pdf


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) 135.81 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 851.27 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) 6.34 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 3.56 Tons

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

The emission inventory is calculated based on emissions factors for IU Bloomington's various emission units and the amounts and types of fuels burned in each unit. The emissions calculated for four of the pollutants are then used to determine compliance status and to calculate annual fees.


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 from calendar year 2015, which is, at this time, the most recent information available.

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.