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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 Bronze
Overall Score 43.94
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Tom Harkenrider
Chief of Operations
Operations
"---" 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?:
No

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:
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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) 3,589 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 75.20 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 2,455 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 268 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0.04 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 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:

Combustion by stationary sources on campus is limited to natural gas and diesel for generators. Natural gas is combusted in three ways:
1.HVAC boilers
2. Domestic hot water boilers
3. Cooking
Diesel is combusted in emergency generators primarily for testing and maintenance purposes.
We used the guidance in EPA Document AP-42 Fifth Edition Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, Volume 1: Stationary Point and Area Sources to determine emission factors for stationary boilers and diesel generators. Sources are indicated in the attached Inventory Spreadsheet.


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

Inventory spreadsheet for all air emissions from the stationary sources on-campus for the year FY 2015/2016 (1st July 2015 - 30th June 2016) has been attached to this credit.

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.