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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 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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:

Campus Master Plan: Waterloo’s 2009 Campus Master Plan has explicit directions to manage vehicle traffic within the interior of the campus and particularly along ring-road, in order to preserve a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly atmosphere. This is approached as a method of space planning, but has substantial benefits for air quality improvements. The Master Plan also includes guidance on the creation of a transportation demand management plan to reduce vehicular traffic to and from the campus, and encourage walking, cycling, and public transportation connections with the local neighbourhoods and light rail.
Anti-Idling: There have been efforts over the years to discourage idling among the campus fleet. Signage is posted in some locations across campus.


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
No

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 methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.