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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 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Florida
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Megan Walker-Radtke
Program Coordinator
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?:
Yes

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

UF's Transportation and Parking Services has issued guidelines designed to minimize outdoor air pollution from university-owned and/or operated vehicles by minimizing fuel consumption: http://sustainable.ufl.edu/wp-content/docs/IdlingGuidelines.doc

UF has also issued purchasing directives favoring vehicles with high fuel efficiencies that thereby minimize emissions.
http://purchasing.ufl.edu/contracts/vehicles.asp


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:

UF updated its greenhouse gas emissions inventory in 2015. Included in that inventory are stationary sources of significant air emissions, which at UF are the natural gas boilers used to produce supplemental steam and hot water.

The emissions factors for criteria pollutants from the US EPA (Table 1.4-2 http://www.epa.gov/ttnchie1/ap42/ch01/final/c01s04.pdf) were used to calculate the weight of emissions in metric tons from UF's FY 13-14 natural gas consumption.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0.20 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.05 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) 0.68 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) 0.00 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:
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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.