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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 71.57
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The Ohio State University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Novotny
Director Environmental Affairs
EHS
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

The University complies with applicable regulations for identifying, and maintaining an inventory of significant air emission sources.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:
Yes

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

The University complies with applicable regulations and follows the terms of its Title V operating permit for air emissions.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 41.06 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.80 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 66.45 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 7.46 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.50 Tons
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 institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Emission source specifications and emission monitoring vs. regulatory requirements.


The website URL where information about the institution’s outdoor air quality policies, guidelines or inventory is available:
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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.