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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 Silver
Overall Score 53.23
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" 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:

We have a reduced idling-policy which states:
•No university owned vehicles shall be idling while on the St. Lawrence campus (The only exceptions are St. Lawrence security vehicles during extreme weather and all emergency vehicles). This includes vehicles of all academic, co-curricular and administrative departments/programs and all fleet and campus support vehicles, including gators, golf carts and heavy weight vehicles.
•No personally or vendor/contractor owned vehicles shall be idling while on the St. Lawrence University campus.
•In compliance with NYS law (217-3.2, 3.3) diesel vehicles, while needing time to warm up, should idle for no more than five minutes (30 seconds of idling a diesel engine uses more fuel than restarting the engine)


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) 42.80 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.25 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 35.50 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 3.20 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 4.70 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:

The air emissions inventory is derived from the US EPA's AP-42: AP-42: Compilation of Air Emission Factors. The emissions inventory is for the University's Central Heating Plant (CHP) and the the combustion of natural gas. The emissions are based up the sum of the CHPs boilers total max potential to emit (PTE). It is important to note that PTE is defined as the maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit under its physical and operational design (i.e. PTE is based on the all the CHP's boilers running, non-stop, 24/7 for an entire year).


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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.