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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lisa Donohue
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
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:

University at Albany complies with GNYCRR 248: Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel and Best Available Retrofit Technology for Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV).


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:

University at Albany used EPA published emission factors (AP-42) and fuel consumption of the individual stationary sources.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 21.75 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.14 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 18.64 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 1.68 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 institution’s initiatives to minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources, including efforts made during the previous three years:

The university works with a consultant who helps to monitor the emissions from our power plant and fill any relevant reports to the EPA. The university has been pursuing several strategies to reduce our footprint and emissions from the power plant including green building strategies and LEED certifications.


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.