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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 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of 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?:
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) 8.20 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.10 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) 0.90 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 0.60 Tons

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

Air emissions are checked and reported monthly per requirements of our Title V permit (Clean Air Act). TTU contracts with Environmental Source Sampler, Inc. & PowerSecure, Inc. to provide the air emissions sampling results in report form.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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TTU has an operating permit (#71-0035) under Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act and the federal regulations at 40 CFR Part 70. This permit is issued in accordance with the provisions of the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Regulations. The permits includes: 3 natural gas and/or fuel oil fired boilers; 4 diesel engine driven generator sets for
standby (electric grid supply) service; and 1 emergency diesel engine driven generator set.

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.