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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 67.81
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Texas A&M University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Les Williams
Associate Dir For Utilities & Energy Management
Utilities & Energy Management
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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:

Transportation Services has adopted the following guideline to address idling vehicles/motorized equipment on campus:

• When a vehicle or any motorized piece of equipment is not in use, if possible, it should be powered off to prevent the creation of unnecessary pollution due to idling.

http://transport.tamu.edu/Fleet/leasing.aspx


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) 363 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.78 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 108 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 9.80 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:

The institution used the EPA calculator located at http://www.epa.illinois.gov/topics/air-quality/planning-reporting/annual-emission-reports/calculate/boiler-ng/index and used all natural gas consumption on the campus as the input.


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