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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 58.72
Liaison Kelsey Smith
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Scott Heaton
Director
Support Services
"---" 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?:
No

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

We use Commute Connection from the County. We also give priority parking to carpool and fuel efficient vehicles. We have installed over 250 bike rack spaces in the past seven years and avidly promote bike usage by providing two onsite shower facilities for bike commuters. We also annually promote bike to work week.

Besides this, we work to improve outdoor air quality by reducing the need for students, staff and faculty to go off campus for basic needs by providing the following onsite: an ATM, grocery store, postal service, printing shop, direct deposit and check cashing (for students and staff/faculty up to $150), break rooms with sinks and microwaves, a bike repair station, and more.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary sources on campus?:
No

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

The University contracted an outside organization to complete an analysis on GHG and other significant air emissions.


Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
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 of the Pacific abides by the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District (SJAPCD), which are some of the most stringent rules in the United States of America to limit air pollution.


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

Data collected and composed from outside contractor did not include the specific amounts per category for air emissions. No available data for the specific air emissions.

http://www.valleyair.org/Home.htm

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